Cyber bullying: Clarifying Legal Boundaries for School Supervision in Cyberspace

  title={Cyber bullying: Clarifying Legal Boundaries for School Supervision in Cyberspace},
  author={Shaheen Shariff and Dianne L. Hoff},
  journal={International Journal of Cyber Criminology},
  • Shaheen Shariff, Dianne L. Hoff
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Cyber Criminology
  • Abstract Cyber bullying is a psychologically devastating form of social cruelty among adolescents. This paper reviews the current policy vacuum of the legal obligations and expectations of schools to monitor and supervise online discourse, while balancing student safety, education, and interaction in virtual space. The paper opens with a profile and conditions of cyber bullying using an analogy to Golding’s (1954), Lord of the Flies. The anarchy and deterioration of unsupervised adolescent… CONTINUE READING
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