Should Schools Be Allowed To Limit Students Online Freedom Of Speech

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Schools should be allowed to limit students’ online speech. But schools should limit students’ online freedom of speech because students’ cyberbully students and staff, disrupt students learning, and impacts other people 's lives. Both Freedom of Speech and The First Amendment has the same meaning, which is that there is no law that abridge the freedom is the right to give your opinion about a topic. The freedom to speak or write without the government restraint and First Amendment protects the freedom of speech, religion, and petition and they have the right to seek out writing and thoughts of anyone they choose to hear or write. The U.S. Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, the constitution did not included all the freedom escentuals …show more content…
Not having a limit to students’ online freedom of speech creates cyberbully. According to document A the statistic of students that are bullies is, “ Females that are cyberbullying is 32.3 and males that are cyberbullying is 31.4”. (Document A). This study of cyberbullying shows that cyber bullying exists and the bullies are admitting they cyber bullied another person in the internet. The author states, “ School administrators concluded that K.K. had created a “hate website, “ in violation of the school policy against “harassment, bullying, and intimidation” (Document C). In Document C it proves that not having online restriction will cause students to commit cyberbullying because there is no limit of what students can do in the internet, so they are not afraid on what they post or send in the internet and they will keep on cyber bullying other kids. Having a restriction of Online speech will help stop learning destructions. In the document of J.S. vs Blue Mountain School District declares, “ The school District asserted that the profile disrupted school in the following ways. There were general rumblings in the school regarding the profile….McGonigle was approached by two teachers who informed him that students were discussing the profile in class. Randy Nunemacher, a Middle School math teacher, experienced a disruption in his class when six or seven students were talking and discussing the profile; …show more content…
Schools should have a limit because there has been a lot of cyberbully, stress issues, and there will not be learning disruption in class. It can relate to the issue is the New Jersey v. T.L.O. case from 1985 because by creating a limit to students online speech can prevent issues like selling drugs, disrupting of learning. In the New Jersey v. T.L.O. case was about a T.L.O. was a 14 year freshman at Piscataway High School in New Jersey was caught smoking in the bathroom and The teacher question her and asked her to show her the purse. There was a pack of cigarettes, small amount of marijuana and the school called the police because Terry was admitted selling drugs in school. Terry went to court and she was found guilty of having marijuana and Terry said that the search of her purse was a violation to her Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. The Supreme Court favor the school and said that is legal to do unreasonable searches and seizures, if it is disrupting the learning environment or is found smoking in school environment and the discovery of rolling papers near cigarette in her purse created suspicion that she might have marijuana or if the school has a suspicion, broke a rule, student committed or is committing a

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