Students Speech given or a privilege? Without a doubt schools have the right to limit student’s speech in order to protect the school community’ safety. Several court cases have already discussed about the rights of the people for example Tinker V. Des Moines Independent School District. Teachers and administrators are all wondering if students should be sent to disciplinary detention or suspend the students for bullying. Schools should be able to limit online speech because it is harmful, affects students wellbeing and it disregard the right of privacy.
Schools should limit online speech because it is harmful and destructive. In Doc G. Department of Education office for Civil Rights, Russlyn Ali, believed that harassment creates a hostile environment. This shows how students that are harass or bullied limits the student ability to participate in school services and activities. It is the duty as community for students and teachers to address this type of situation. In Doc A, a graph indicated that Females are often likely to be a victim of cyberbullying.
It is also noted that Females are most likely to be bullied. As a Result People who had a history of being bullied becomes a bully in the future. Schools should limit online speech because it affects the well being of a person. Document C describes how S. N. of Musselman High School created a hate website to a student of the same high school. This led to suspension, and to court. This Document reveals a moral story. Due to her actions of creating a website not only did she ruin the well being of the victim, she also ruined her image to the people.
As a result people see her as an example of a bully, a person who you shouldn’t associate with and a person who ruins peoples reputation. Schools should limit online speech because it extinguishes the right of privacy of the people. In document E, The Record, a political cartoon, illustrates the significance of the words privacy and dignity. Once a person’s privacy and dignity is damaged, he or she will not be able to work and participate to the fullest because she is being limited due to the damage he receives from harassment and bullying.
As a result the person will not have the courage to show up to work or to work hard. In conclusion, online speech is privilege not given. It is for us to use to innovate and spread ideas that will benefit us as community and nation. It is not for entertainment of ruining people’s reputation. . Schools should be able to limit online speech because it is harmful, affects students wellbeing and it disregard the right of privacy. Although, some might disagree Online speech must be limited before more lives and reputation are destroyed.