Should schools punish students who publish false information via Facebook or any form of technology outside of the school day?

  • It Depends on Circumstances

    The school has no right to step into the home and take over the role of parenting. Moms and Dads should be more concerned about what their kids are posting online than school administrators. However, there is one instance where schools should punish for online behavior. If the false quotes are about the teachers and the staff, the school has a right to respond.

  • HELL to the no

    It's not their business to be spying on what i do outside the meat grinder of souls that is the education system. This would be a pandora's casket(bigger than a box) of bad for everyone. Who's to say what's approvavble or not especially because we have a little thing called 1st amendment rights(freedom of speech). To those who would support this: what's to stop some nameless faceless government school official from taking offense to something you post no matter how innocent? I've heard of this happening before: a middle school i think aged boy got suspended for liking an NRA related post. No mention of bloodshed, from a source that promotes safe use of guns gets him suspended AFTER he's even on school lands. What happens to those who look at LGBT things like day of silence if a nameless faceless admin takes offense?

  • School doesn't control your life

    NO school does not control your life. It is not the schools job to punish you for things not done on their property, that is your parents job. School does not control your life and it shouldn't either. Schools job is to provide a safe and accurately learning experience (even journey they don't provide accurate learning), THATS IT! No controlling your life outside of school

  • School Authority Ends With the School Day

    School authority is only for things that take place on school grounds or at school sponsored activities. Home use of Facebook, regardless of the reason or what is published, has nothing to do with the school and should not affect a student's education or open them to discipline. If serious issues are brought to light, it is the parent's responsibility to address home behavior and internet use.

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