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Teen Cyberbullying Investigated: Where Do Your Rights End and Consequences Begin? Paperback – January 15, 2010
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With respect to cyberspace, issues of free speech may extend off-campus to social networking tools and Web sites. This book mentions several examples including cases of derogatory and misleading information about teachers and students to threats to pull "another Columbine" to tamer incidents such as comments that would appear on student evaluations of teachers at the college level.
The major contention from reading the case examples and the rulings is the level of damage or disruption caused by the activity. In some cases, as you will read, the school district won, and expelled offenders. However, in others, the student won, and school districts were forced to pay the student's legal fees. School districts are aptly warned about improper punishments, too.
After reading this book, I read about a cyberbullying case on the editorial page of the Rutgers Daily Targum, the main campusdaily newspaper, where a high school suspended a student who had posted disparaging comments about a teacher--they were on the line of "she's the worst teacher I ever had." The school also reacted by removing the student from honors and advanced placement classes, which seems excessive. In this case the student had her day in court and won.
I recommend this book to school officials as well as parents who are concerned about their son's or daughter's use of the Internet. It will also provide sufficient warning to potential cyberbullies.
Compelling yet easy to read, the Judge breaks it down for parents, teens and educators to provide a format for communications. "Think Before You Click". Judge Jacobs examines actual court cases thanks to the brave kids and families who allowed their stories to be told.
This is an important subject. Read the book and save a life.
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I would recommend all Judge Jacobs books. I have used them all in my high school law classes.Published 5 months ago by Mama Homeschooler
Good book for school kids - I was working on a project on Cyberbullying and this book did help a bit.Published 23 months ago by Yazad K
This book is important reading for anyone who works with kids today. It is so relevant to what is happening with students today. Read morePublished on October 17, 2010 by Linda K. Chambers
This book is a must read for all teens and their parents. It's written by an expert in this field and a former juvenile court judge in AZ. Read morePublished on March 7, 2010 by A. L. Johnson