Sticks, Stones, and Cyberspace: On Cyberbullying and the Limits of Student Speech
Matthew M. Pagett
North Carolina Court of Appeals
December 1, 2012
UNC School of Government School Law Bulletin 2012/2, December 2012
This article discusses cyberbullying in public schools and evaluates the pertinent statutory and common law standards. In particular, the article focuses on the relevant North Carolina statutory law and the extent to which school officials may punish students for cyberbullying behavior. The author also reviews the U.S. Supreme Court's free speech standards as applied to secondary public schools.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: Cyberbullying, School Law, Education Law, Free Speech
JEL Classification: I20, I28, K10, K39Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 19, 2012 ; Last revised: January 20, 2013
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