In an effort to curb cyber-bullying, a California school district is giving contracts to it’s students to sign, mandating that they do not engage in any form of bullying on social media. By signing the contract, the school is given the right to punish students for bad behaviour engaged over the internet. Local California parents have come out in support of the initiative.
Controversy has swelled, however, over a particular element of the policy that would hold students responsible for “general inappropriate language of profane or sexual nature”.
“No way, it violates our freedom of speech,” one student said Monday outside of Bear Creek High School, where dozens gathered in protest
District administrators have yet to decide what to do about students who do not sign the contract.