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ERIC Number: ED564018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 622
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-4666-9519-1
Censorship and Student Communication in Online and Offline Settings
Oluwole, Joseph O.; Green, Preston C., III
IGI Global
While freedom of speech is a defining characteristic of the United States, the First Amendment right is often regulated within certain environments. For years, schools have attempted to monitor and regulate student communication both within the educational environment and in student use of social media and other online communication tools. "Censorship and Student Communication in Online and Offline Settings" is a comprehensive reference source that addresses the issues surrounding student's right to free speech in on and off-campus settings. Featuring relevant coverage on the implications of digital media as well as constitutional and legal considerations, this publication is an essential resource for school administrators, educators, students, and policymakers interested in uncovering the reasons behind student censorship and the challenges associated with the regulation of students' free speech. Following a foreword by Eunice A. Grippaldi, this book contains the following chapters: (1) Background; (2) True Threat; (3) Fighting Words; (4) Defamatory Speech; (5) Obscene Speech; (6) Child Pornography; (7) Material and Substantial Disruption/Infringement of Rights; (8) Lewd, Vulgar, Plainly-Offensive, and Obscene Speech; (9) School-Sponsored Speech; (10) Advocacy of Illegal Drug Use; (11) Their Stories: Offline Off-Campus Speech; (12) Their Stories: Online Off-Campus Speech; (13) Assessing the Current Jurisprudence; (14) Acceptable Use Policies; (15) State Anti-Bullying Statutes and Student Speech; and (16) Forging the Path Forward from Censorship. A compilation of references and an index are included.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bethel School District 403 v Fraser; First Amendment; Hazelwood School District v Kuhlmeier; Tinker v Des Moines Independent School District