May a school monitor and discipline a student for her content on social media? This blog post will explore the foundations of student speech law and how courts are trying to adapt the principles established in an analog era to an ever-connected digital world. With the Supreme Court having recently granted certiorari in a case involving student speech on social media, I will explore potential concerns with abandoning a school’s ability to police students’ online activity, while also looking at when a school might go too far in surveilling and punishing a student for her speech on social media platforms.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on March 16, 2021. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Cohen, Laura, "Should Schools Be Permitted to Monitor and Punish Students for Speech on Social Media?" (2021). AELJ Blog. 276.