By: Savannah Owens
Should schools discipline students for off-campus bullying?
It’s not the schools business on what's happening outside of school.
How would you like it if a school kept track of your social life outside of school? Weird right.
School’s are not allowed to discipline kids for off-campus cyber bullying. It takes away the students, 2nd Amendment, which is Freedom of Speech. If physical bullying happens out of school, the school is not allowed to step in. Now, if physical or cyber bullying happens in or on school property, yes the school is allowed, in fact pushed to step in right away. Once the school day is over and all the students go home, it’s the parent's job to watch over their son or daughter's cyber activity as well as physical, not the schools. The schools have no right to keep track of stuff like that.
If the school stands up for a student outside of school, it's not helping them stand up for themself.
The school can't really punish someone for cyber bullying outside of school.
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When schools can discipline off-campus behavior « SafeKids.com SafeKids.com. (n.d.). Retrieved June 14, 2015. http://www.safekids.com/2010/02/25/when-school-can-discipline-off-campus-behavior/