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This book describes the legal precedents involved in the discipline of students who engage in this type of behavior and provides a very helpful matrix for dealing with a sensitive cyber situation. I'd recommend this text for all administrators!

Jill Gildea, Superintendent

Fremont School District 79, Mundelein, IL


Education Talk Radio: 3/25/2011

What every school leader needs to know about cyber bullying and the law

A parent brings a cyber bullying incident to your attention and expects you to resolve it. What are the students' rights and your responsibilities according to the law? Because the laws regarding disciplinary action are still evolving, this manual fills the gap by providing public school leaders with data-driven solutions for managing cyber bullying incidents. The authors offer clear guidance for honoring free expression while providing a safe learning environment. Helpful tools include

“Top Ten Rules” for addressing cyber bullying; Strategies for documenting aggressive cyber situations; User-friendly legal tests for differentiating netiquette violations from First Amendment–protected expressions; The MATRIX, a rubric that provides efficient and clear decision-making guidelines for determining appropriate responses to cyber bullying incidents (also available online)

Relevant case studies give examples of schools' authority to regulate, censor, or sanction inappropriate cyber expression. Mistakes can be costly, and avoiding liability is key. This book shows you how to protect yourself, your school, and your students in accordance with the law.

Introduction: The Digital Generation Expresses Itself
Introduction: The digital generation expresses itself

Today's students have a great deal of technological sophistication. They have embraced cyber technology and digital media as a lifestyle for communicating, making cultural connections, interacting, and social networking. In fact, given their obsession with technology, this generation of children is commonly referred to as the “Net Generation”1 or the “Digital Generation.”

Children use cyber technology to easily communicate with their friends locally and globally. Students also share their thoughts, culture, and information instantaneously over mobile devices. World events, scientific breakthroughs, and information on every conceivable subject are available by surfing the Internet. Other Internet services provide guidance; find people; locate products; and purchase supplies, music, and tickets. A requirement for student success in the ...

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