ERIC Number: ED512055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 0
Teen Cyberbullying Investigated: Where Do Your Rights End and Consequences Begin?
Jacobs, Thomas A.
Free Spirit Publishing
The Internet age has led to a different kind of teen bullying: cyberbullying. What is cyberbullying and what can teens do about it? In "Teen Cyberbullying Investigated," Judge Tom Jacobs presents a powerful collection of landmark court cases involving teens and charges of cyberbullying and cyberharassment. This riveting, informative guide will help young people understand what cyberbullying is and is not, recognize when they may be its victims or perpetrators, and learn tactics for successfully dealing with it. What can young people do about this new type of bullying? In his timely book, Judge Jacobs shares a wealth of knowledge, ideas, suggestions, and expert opinions honed from his years as a juvenile court judge, law professor, and author. Each chapter features a seminal cyberbullying case and resulting decision, asks readers whether they agree with the decision, and urges them to think about how the decision affects their lives. Chapters also include related cases, tips, important facts and statistics, and suggestions for further reading. This book contains two parts: (1) Cyberbullying and the Law; and (2) Cyberbullying Cases. Part II contains 16 chapters: (1) Does Location Matter? (Case: "J.S. v. Bethlehem Area School District" (2002)); (2) How a Careless Email Can Turn Into a Federal Case (Case: "Zachariah Paul v. Franklin Regional School District" (2001)); (3) Balancing Student Rights and School Responsibilities (Case: "Justin Layshock v. Hermitage School District" (2007)); (4) Political Expression or Intentional Harassment? (Case: "A.B. v. State of Indiana" (2008)); (5) When Does School Discipline Become Unconstitutional? (Case: "Avery Doninger v. Lewis Mills High School" (2008)); (6) Do Libel Laws Apply Online? (Case: "I.M.L. v. State of Utah" (2002)); (7) Litigating Lewdness (Case: "Gregory Requa v. Kent School District" (2007)); (8) What's the Issue--Content or Access? (Case: "Jon Coy v. Canton City Schools" (2002)); (9) Free Speech or True Threat? (Case: "Joshua Mahaffey v. Waterford School District" (2002)); (10) When Creative Writing Becomes Criminal Content (Case: "Nick Emmett v. Kent School District" (2000)); (11) When Graphic Arts Get Too Graphic (Case: "Aaron Wisniewski v. Weedsport Central School District" (2007)); (12) Prank or Plan? (Case: "State v. Joshua Mortimer" (2001)); (13) Know Thy Student Handbook (Case: "Jack Flaherty Jr. v. Keystone Oaks School District" (2003)); (14) Are You Responsible for Everything on Your Site? (Case: "Ryan Dwyer v. Oceanport School District" (2005)); (15) So You Want to Be a Hacker? (Case: "Justin Boucher v. School District of Greenfield" (1998)); and (16) When Cyberbullying Turns Deadly (Case: "United States v. Lori Drew" (2008)). Foreword, Introduction, Closing Statement, How to Do Legal Research, Glossary of Terms, Additional Web Resources, Sources, and Index are also included.
Descriptors: Bullying, School Districts, Court Litigation, Adolescents, Internet, Guidelines, Student Rights, Electronic Mail, Laws, Web Sites, Glossaries, Discipline Policy, Civil Rights, School Law, Student Behavior, Victims of Crime, Graphic Arts, Creative Writing, Libel and Slander, Freedom of Speech
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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