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ERIC Number: EJ916288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
It Begins with a Conversation
Brunner, Judy; Lewis, Dennis
Principal Leadership, v11 n1 p44-48 Sep 2010
The First Amendment does not protect a bully when it comes to vulgar or intimidating language. When the language or behavior interferes with another student's educational opportunities--whether it is done inside or outside of school--it is not protected by freedom of speech or expression, and it should be addressed by school officials. Cyberbullying spreads like a virus: information travels quickly and to many people. It is no longer confined to the school day, but that does not mean it is not the school's responsibility to take appropriate action. Eliminating digital harassment and cyberbullying begins with talking to the school community about the behavior and its consequences. The authors discuss some talking points that school administrators can address in conversations within the school community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Davis v Monroe County Board of Education; First Amendment