Court Said American Schools Have No Powers over InternetAdded: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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One of the American schools was very surprised to find out that it didn’t actually have the power of God over its students’ use of the worldwide web. It seems that Minnewaska Area Schools believed that human rights and the constitution didn’t apply to its staff when they were trying to force one of the students to hand over her social media passwords so they could snoop through her online life.
Fortunately, a US judge has reminded the school of their status in society and clarified that forcing a person to give up their social media passwords violates the First Amendment. Now the school has to pay $70,000 in damages and to rewrite its policies to prevent such cases in future.
Nevertheless, it seems that American schools really don’t understand this world when it comes to thinking that they have the power over their students. For example, a Rogers High School senior, a 17-year-old student and football captain, was recently suspended for as long as 7 weeks for just two words posted online.
Free speech advocates point out that the Minnewaska case also really hasn’t been resolved as the school still doesn’t understand that it has done something wrong. The Superintendent, who was not in that position when the snooping occurred, but worked on the settlement, said that the school wanted to make children aware that their actions outside school “can be detrimental”. The good thing is that the court didn’t think so. Maybe schools have to get a bit of the constitution for home reading?
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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
|Nice article Thanks i had to use a german vpn just to read it! getting blocked in the uk even the unblock proxy i use for et could not bypass it|
|posted by (2014-04-03 13:34:14)|
|maybe they think that the constitution don't apply to someone under 18 years of age.|
|@1 try anonymox in firefox browser addons|
|If it becomes a precedent class action many schools may become bankrupt.|
|@2 Actually I've heard the argument has been made before that anyone under 18 has no rights- and that said rights belong to the parent. This is of course a perversion of the law but the argument is basically that when you leave your kid at school it's like google with your data- they can do whatever they want including a strip-search without a warrant/probable cause. In their eyes the 4th amendment and every other doesn't apply to children. Next it's the elderly, then the weak etc. until they get to the last group- when the guys doing the strip-searching get thrown in the wood-chipper by a robot.|
|this article is so full of one-side writing and editorial commenting that shows little to no research before posting.|
|posted by (2014-04-04 03:29:55)|
|@YoMammaSoFat: "they can do whatever they want including a strip-search without a warrant/probable cause."|
That is not true and stupid. If you fell for it and was molested, you are an idiot.
|posted by (2014-04-04 08:34:23)|
|Web Socials can't interview over schools if student don't open doors to theirs share snoops even if password is there to open if I image at school always it somebody to demand respect with presences teaching and if schools don't have more networking like before it because they discontinue years of use school products brands made it just for schools with Microsoft windows computers. if apple and many new gadgets can help schools for student fill nice for system grow up with students welcome and if system broke polices maybe schools economic cuts made students force to be social chosen new era of status for learn with or without trouble networking's.|
|posted by (2014-04-04 09:24:15)|
if you have your source and have the right version please kindly share to us
On a side note, i live in Asia and on our culture, school teacher are parents substitute and they can do almost anything to us in this term. I wasn't a delinquent student back then, my grade always in top 5 and active in extracurricular. This doesn't prevent for me to get some verbal abused and sometimes physical punishment like slap in the face and doing push up 100 times for just accidentally sneezing without close my nose with handkerchief during class hours while i was cold. I could mop the floor with him with just using one hand but our culture thought us that teacher are always right and therefore we must obey extremely eventough they sometimes wrong.
Sometimes school has to be taught that students also human being with the same right IMHO
|Back then? you either did as you were told, or you got a three pronged pure leather belt over your hand(s) and let me tell you, it stung like fook!!! you could be the hardest coont in school, but you still wept, you had a welt on your wrists for weeks, but you couldnt like you can nowadays sue the ass off the teacher for gross inhumanity lol, you just manned up and took it....... but it was fookin sore.... As for schools having the power to dictate what you can and cannot see? utter utter bullshit!!|
|posted by (2014-04-06 05:22:57)|
|Courts in the past have explicitly stated that students have no rights, the case involved locker searches. I believe the ruling was later expanded on to include mandatory drug testing. Perhaps the pendulum of freedom is beginning to swing back our way?|
|posted by (2014-04-07 01:46:15)|
|@ Selsey, what exactly is your point? Your statement doesn't really have anything to do with the topic of the article. Also, you must be listening to a lot of leftist propaganda, and don't know anything about American schools, because Darwin's theories are taught in every science class.|
|@ Selsey, number 13 is right. I haven't been in school myself since the mid 90's but all my science classes, from elementary on up, taught the children that evolution is science fact. In N.C. schools here in America that is and now my 2 children are been taught the same. I am so glad. Religion is just B.S.... Sorry for getting off subject. I remember one time in the 9th grade police and members of the school faculty went through the entire junior high school and searched every student and locker looking for weapons and drugs (the day the LA riots started, after the Rodney King thing). All the way across the country and that verdict and subsequent actions of angry citizens caused disruption in our school. I do remember feeling like my rights were being violated. I kinda understand now seeing as a couple knives, a gun and a few thousand dollars worth of blow were found here and there and the full scoop off the drug problems in our neighborhoods was spilling into the school. Still amazes me today.||
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