Cyberbullying And The First Amendment
In 500-750 words address the following:
Provide the steps you are required to take that are consistent with state statutes, your district’s school board policies, faculty handbook, and the student handbook;
Any First Amendment arguments you think the student with the Facebook page may raise; and
Responses you could make to the First Amendment arguments that are consistent with the cases in the assigned readings
- Talk to the student: I would first talk to the student about the Facebook page and the concerns that have been raised. I would want to understand the student’s perspective and why they created the page.
- Review the school’s policies: I would then review the school’s policies on student conduct and social media. I would want to see if the student’s page violates any of these policies.
- Meet with the student’s parents: I would want to meet with the student’s parents to discuss the situation. I would want to get their perspective and see if they agree with the school’s policies.
- Make a decision: After talking to the student and their parents, I would make a decision about whether or not to take action. If I decide to take action, I would follow the school’s disciplinary procedures.