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Regulating Student Cyberbullying

40 Rutgers L. Rec. 153 (2013) | WestLaw | LexisNexis | PDF

Cyberbullying is at the forefront of the public conscience. Americans read about it, blog

about it, and mourn about it. It is bad for the cyberbullies and those being victimized; it is bad for

the families and friends of the bully and the victim; and it is bad for K-12 schools, that as of now are

left with little to no recourse against cyberbullies. Until the Supreme Court of the United States

hears a student cyberbullying case and differentiates cyberbullying from forms of protected

expression, as it did with traditional bullying and hate speech, cyberbullied students will remain

defenseless. Thus, cyberbullying is a problem that prompts an important question: to what extent

does the constitutional framework allow schools to address cyberbullying through censorship?

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