In the words of Tom Rice (who serves as a United States Representative) states, “Our Founding Fathers created the Executive Branch to implement and enforce the laws written by Congress, and vested this power in t
I totally agree with you on your post, “Should Schools be Allowed to Limit Students’ Speech?” because it is a reality, cyberbullying is no good. It is affecting victims physically, mentally, and emotionally with all of what cyberbullying causes.
One sentence you wrote that stood out for me is: “Students online speech…[Read more]
It is a reality. Cyberbullying has been around since long before the Internet and is a current ongoing social issue. This situation is worse and worse overtime due to freedom of speech. Bullies take advantage
I am pleased, with your essay, “Schools Should Be Allowed To Limit Online,” because while reading you made some good points which i have to agree with. Students have been cyberbullied for years and i agree that it is a worldwide problem which has to be taken care of.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ When a topic like this pops up it disrupts the entire class from instruction and then leads the entire class to be off topic, but most of all affects the victim to be be really hurt and feel as an outsider” I think this is important because when you think about it, a student may feel bad and especially when everyone is talking around them which could lead to problems. This will disrupt the peace of the classroom which could cause less education for other students as well.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because the topic of students having their free speech taken away really interested me and your writing was very clear to understand. I think you did a good job.
– Christian Cisneros-Anzures.
I am very pleased by your post, “Should Schools be Allowed to Limit Students’ Online Speech?” because you supported your argument efficiently. You also brought in very understandable information that helped me further interpret your reasoning behind your opinion.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “When a topic like this pops up it disrupts the entire class from instruction and then leads the entire class to be off topic, but most of all affects the victim to be be really hurt and feel as an outsider.” I think this is significant because it really puts into perspective that cyberbullying is more than just a classroom disruption. Not only the class is being affected but also the individual.
Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it is very informative. You also are very understanding about this topic and explain very thoroughly.
This is certainly an interesting postJacquelin. I especially enjoyed the bringing in of court cases to prove your point to the constitutional ban of cyberbullying. At the same time, I think it’s important to recognize these decisions aren’t uniform. In the case of “J.C. ex rel. R.C. v. Beverly Hills Unified School District”, the courts decided that a youtube video
“from the student’s home computer that denigrated a classmate in a profanity-laced rant” is protected under the 1st amendment, as it had not been violent or threatening and had not lead to a confrontation at school. They also claimed that preventatives measure couldn’t be taken beforehand because the belief that increased fear of gossip and cyberbullying were speculative. This is similar to a part of the decision in the “Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District” court case, which sets the precedent of free speech in public schools. They said the pre-emptive prohibition of the black armbands the students would’ve worn to protest the Vietnam War is speculative, as they just assumed that it would cause disruption without any evidence. It’s still a very interesting post, good job!
Hi Jacqueline, I can tell you are very passionate about this subject, you made some amazing points. One thing that you focused on which I didn’t agree with is that your school should be able to monitor the students phones. I think this is one solution to the problem of cyber bullying but I don’t think it is the best solution. If teachers and administration have access to students calls, texts, apps, and their email, some students will take that as an invasion of privacy. I think that there should be a better way to handle the situation. By allowing the teachers to monitor students phones there will aslo cause a distrust and a wall will be placed in-between the adults and students.
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