How Should Schools Regulate Cyberbullying?
On one hand, when cyberbullying affects a child's educational experience, the schools have a responsibility to put a stop to the behavior. On the other hand, much of the cyberbullying that occurs takes place outside of school, leaving schools helpless in monitoring such activity. Then, there is the first amendment guarantee of free speech. Where do we draw the line?
The Unique Concern over Cyberbullying
Bullies have been in existence as long as public schools, so why is there a specific concern over online bullying tactics? Some of the unique features of cyberbullying include:
The unique nature of cyberbullying has led many school districts and local governments to come together with parents and students in search of the best solutions to the problem.