Presentation on Cyberbullying in our Public Schools

Presentation on Cyberbullying in our Public Schools

 

(WBRE/WYOU-TV) Cyberbullying and your first amendment rights the topic of a program at a local college.

       A discussion was held at East Stroudsburg University about off-campus online free speech rights.

       Gerard Geiger is a Civil Rights Attorney from Stroudsburg with 30 years of Constitutional Law under his belt. 

       He spoke about how bullying has changed over the years from in school to behind a tablet, phone or computer. 

       He spoke about first amendment rights and whether a university or college can punish a student if they target a student or faculty member online even if it's off campus

"Even though the U.S. Supreme court hasn't ruled on this.  Off-campus speech can be regulated by the school.  The question is whether they have the interest in doing so and whether that's the obligation of the parents" Said Attorney Geiger

     About 50 people attended the discussion.   

     It was hosted by the East Stroudsburg  American Democracy project.

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