Should Schools Be Allowed to Limit Students’ Online Speech?

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Grabber: Do we still have the freedom speech or has the internet changed the meaning of free speech?

Background information (Briefly explain why this has become a big issue.):

Schools have become more interested in limiting students rights because cyber bullying is becoming a huge problem these days .School officials and administrators are responsible to protect their student body and maintain a safe environment. They want to make sure their students are safe and happy at school and off -grounds.They want to limit online speech so they can protect students and teachers who get cyber bullied online.

Restate the question, using other words for “limit” and “online speech”:

Should schools be able to restrict and regulate what students say on the internet ?

Thesis and Road Map (Give three reasons why you think that schools should/should not be allowed to limit students’ online speech.)

Schools should not be able to restrict or regulate what students say online for the following reasons. Students have the right to express themselves because of the freedom of speech stated in the first amendment , restricting what students can say online won't stop bullying, and majority of the students and teachers are not affected by cyberbullying at all.

BODY PARAGRAPH #1

Baby Thesis (Repeat your first reason, but try not to use the exact same words.):

One reason why schools shouldn't limit students' online speech is that students have the freedom of speech which says that they can express themselves and have their own opinion.

Evidence supporting this reason (Describe what’s in one of the documents.)

In the case described in Document D,a student named J.S. was suspended for creating a Myspace profile which ...

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...t even being bullied .

CONCLUSION

“Although” statement (State an argument used by people on the other side. Then respond to this argument. In this paragraph, you don’t need to actually use the word “although.”):

People say that schools should limit students' online speech because cyber bullying hurts students so the schools need to protect their student their body.If the students get hurt, there are many civil laws that can protect them.There is no need to make specific laws that limit online speech .

Restate the three reasons for your position:

Schools shouldn't limit online speech because students have the right to express themselves because of the freedom of speech stated in the first amendment , restricting what students can say online won't stop bullying, and majority of the students and teachers are not affected by cyberbullying at all.

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