Sticks, Stones, and Cyberspace: On Cyberbullying and the Limits of Student Speech
UNC School of Government School Law Bulletin 2012/2, December 2012
18 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2012 Last revised: 20 Jan 2013
Date Written: December 1, 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.
Keywords: Cyberbullying, School Law, Education Law, Free Speech
JEL Classification: I20, I28, K10, K39
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