Educational Technology

September 25, 2013

Do Your Social Media Policies Run Afoul of the First Amendment?

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

By Tanya Roscorla, Center for Digital Education

Social media policies that target student athletes are popping up around the country this year. From California to Connecticut, these policies are stirring up controversy, and they could end up costing schools and universities millions of dollars in civil litigation. But parents and students are upset that these policies target student athletes and say their First Amendment rights are being violated. Lawyers and the American Civil Liberties Union warn that education institutions are crossing legal boundaries. Some legislators also disagree with how schools are trying to control students’ free speech.

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