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ERIC Number: EJ777118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
Misbehavior in Cyberspace
MacFarlane, Maureen A.
School Administrator, v64 n9 p4-8 Oct 2007
The widespread use of virtual classrooms, Internet exploration and chat rooms has stretched the concept of the schoolhouse while the popularity of social networking sites, blogging and text messaging have affected the way students communicate with and about each other, their teachers, school administrators, and their schools. Add to the mix worries about virtual predators, cyberharassment and cyberbullying, and it is no wonder school administrators want to discuss the most effective strategies to respond to such scenarios. The rapid embrace of technology in public schools and within the homes of most public school students has compounded the existing struggle to balance the right of students to engage in free expression and the need to ensure the safety of students. This article discusses some general principles extrapolated from court decisions involving students' free expression and student safety that school administrators can apply when they find themselves dealing with cyberspace issues. (Contains 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A