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Unpublished Paper
Anti-Cyber Bullying Statutes: Threat to Student Free Speech
ExpressO (2010)
  • John O. Hayward
Abstract
In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier committed suicide because of postings on MySpace, an Internet social networking site. As a result, twenty-one states have passed statutes prohibiting cyber bullying, i.e., bullying by electronic means. Many of these laws threaten student free speech. This article examines cyber bullying, the laws it has spawned, how they chill student speech, their constitutionality, and proposes a Model Anti-Cyber Bullying Law.
Keywords
  • cyber bullying,
  • anti-cyber bullying laws,
  • true threats,
  • student free speech
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Publication Date
August 4, 2010
Citation Information
John O. Hayward. "Anti-Cyber Bullying Statutes: Threat to Student Free Speech" ExpressO (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_hayward/5/