Educational Technology

October 27, 2010

Colleges Face Legal Limits in Policing Online Misbehavior

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By Paige Chapman, Chronice of Higher Ed Wired

Do colleges and schools have any authority when students misuse electronic devices both on and off school property? If there are cases of cyberbullying involving computers, cellphones, and social-network sites like Facebook and Twitter, does an institution have a legal basis to step in? Or is it stepping on free speech? The University of San Diego’s Center for Education Policy and Law attempted to answer these questions through its Electronic Communications Devices Project, evaluating what current case law says about constitutional uses of such devices.

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