Should our democracy allow schools to punish students for off-campus cyberbullying?
Schools have long faced the problem of bullies. Today’s bullies can now use interactive and digital technologies to harass and intimidate other students. Although schools have a duty to protect the safety and well-being of their students, much of this “cyberbullying” takes place off-campus, outside of school hours. Therefore, schools must decide whether to punish bullies for actions taken beyond school walls.
- Eesti (Estonian)
- English - Alternate
- Lietuviskai (Lithuanian)
- Македонски (Macedonian)
- Na Russkom Yizake (Russian)
- Romana (Romanian)
Articles and Papers
- Aftab, Parry, “Stop Cyberbullying,” WiredKids, Inc.
- “Bullies Taking Phone Pictures,’” Czech Republic News (July 6, 2005)
- “European Convention on Human Rights: Article 10, Freedom of Expression” (Strasbourg: Council of Europe, 1950)
- Halligan, John P., “In Memory of Ryan Patrick Halligan” (2007)
- J.S. v. Bethlehem Area School District, 757 A.2d 412 (Pa. Commw. 2000)
- Tinker v. Des Moines School District, 393 U.S. 503 (1969)
- UNICEF, “Child Poverty in Perspective: An Overview of Child Well-Being in Rich Countries,” Innocenti Report Card 7 (Florence: UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, 2007)
- Willard, Nancy E., “Student Speech,” Safe and Responsible Use of the Internet: A Guide for Educators (2003)
- Willard, Nancy E., “Cyberbullying, Cyberthreats, and Dangerous Online Communities” (2006)
Activities and Websites
- "Cyber Bullies Hard to Stop" National Public Radio (November 30, 2007)
- Lazarova, Daniela, “Violence among the Young: A Growing Problem in Czech Society,” Radio Praha (May 5, 2007)
- "Personal Web Pages Hit by Cyber Bullies" National Public Radio (July 3, 2007)