The Importance Of Limiting Students Online Speech

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There was a time when the internet wasn’t a thing. Back in the old days, if a person wanted to bully someone would have to do it in person. Since we have the internet now, a person could bully someone with their mind and social media. Schools should limit students’ online speech because students are cyberbullied, cyberbullying causes harassment, and teachers and staff and be affected by cyberbullying too. One reason why schools should limit students online speech is that students can hurt other students’ feelings. One survey from Sameer Hinduja and Justin Patchin called Cyberbullying by Gender states that out of 2162 females, 25.1% have been cyberbullied in their lifetime. Out of 2212 males, 16.6% have also been cyberbullied in their lifetime. This evidence helps explain why schools should limit students’ online speech because a huge percent of students’ have been cyberbullied according to that chart. …show more content…
One example from a Berkeley County School is that a 12 grade student named K.K. created a Myspace page about another student by the initials of S.N. because S.N. was accused of being “sexually promiscuous.” “School administrators concluded that K.K. had created a “hate website,” in violation of the school policy against “harassment, bullying, and intimidation.” This evidence helps explain why schools should limit student’s online speech because cyberbullying causes harassment, bullying, and

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