School Law Bulletin #2012/02

Sticks, Stones, and Cyberspace: On Cyberbullying and the Limits of Student Speech

Saturday, December 1, 2012

It is important to understand what cyberbullying is, the circumstances under which it occurs, what laws—if any—exist on the subject, and how courts have traditionally dealt with student speech, both on and off the school campus. As the Supreme Court has yet to address this question in the context of electronic speech, this bulletin will discuss what the Court has said so far and review some of those lower court decisions that deal with cyberbullying fact sets.

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