• Should teachers be able to seize and search students’ mobile devices? This article highlights some of the issues…

    Highlights:

    • As a way to change how schools deal with the ongoing issue of cyberbullying, principals want to shift from restorative justice to the suspension of bullies — with evidence gleaned from being able to legally access student’s mobile devices.

    • Schools are looking for ways that they can legally monitor cyberbullying

    • “Cyber-bullying has become so common and the consequences so serious, that it overrides privacy concerns. To discover evidence of cyber-bullying or other inappropriate behaviour, it would be a necessary extension to search and seizure powers.”

    • The current legal system can be considered out-of-date, as expanding social networking and the increased use of mobile devices are not necessarily accounted for in current legal systems.

Posted from Diigo.

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