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

Matthew M. Pagett

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: December 1, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Pagett, Matthew M., Sticks, Stones, and Cyberspace: On Cyberbullying and the Limits of Student Speech (December 1, 2012). UNC School of Government School Law Bulletin 2012/2, December 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2191141

Matthew M. Pagett (Contact Author)

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