Do you think that giving teenagers too much online privileges can affect people around the world ? There are many new ways to do stuff now that the internet has became a huge part in our lives , but some people use it to target others and not for the purpose it is used for . So that makes me think , should schools be allowed to limit students online speeches ? Based off the information gathered , schools should be able to limit students online speech .
Schools should be able to limit students online speeches because their is situations where things get out of hand and the students think its okay for them to bully others throughout the internet . For example In a statement submitted to the Congressional Subcommittee Hearing on Cyberbullying, the ACLU wrote ,”school administration concluded K.K created a hate website .” The student was attacking multiple students from an online website . There should be consequences for the attacker and in this case the school got involved and gave her a punishment of a ten day suspension . This is a great reason why the schools should get involved in limiting the students online speech because it sends a message to them saying that there’s consequences for their actions .
Over the years cyberbullying and bullying has become a massive problem due to the students being able to say anything they want to others thinking it’s their freedom of speech . Students should be able to have their own opinion on things and people but they should not be able to express themselves about someone over the internet because it is bad enough that the students bully others physically and to continue bullying them throughout the internet is too much for an individual to handle . For example In a political cartoon by Jimmy Margulies, he illuminates the idea that ,” Harassing conduct creates a hostile environment when the conduct is sufficiently severe, pervasive , or persistent so as to interfere with or limit a students ability to participate in or benefit from the service , activites , or opportunities offered by a school . “ This shows that students feel that they are not able to do or participate in activities due to them being scared that they will be bullies .
Over all schools should be able to limit the students online speech because if the schools get involved in the situations they can prevent others and protect others for being bullied online and in person .