Should students’ cyber speech be protected under the First Amendment?

Grade
6-9
9-12
Lesson Duration

By The Education Department, National Constitution Center

In this deliberation activity, students gain a deeper understanding of the debate surrounding schools’ ability to discipline students over issues of freedom of expression for on- and off-campus behavior. Students review relevant U.S. Supreme Court and federal district court cases regarding student censorship and student expression rights and then apply legal precedents to current dilemmas in school policies as analyze the issues of censorship and free expression in their schools and communities.

Should students’ cyber speech be protected under the First Amendment?

Source

The Exchange is the National Constitution Center’s nationwide conversation series on current constitutional issues.