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Should Schools Be Allowed to Limit Students’ Online Speech?

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Abridging
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to shorten by omission of words without sacrifice of sense : condense
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Absolute
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not qualified or diminished in any way; total
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ACLU
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American Civil Liberties Union
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Cyberbullying
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the electronic posting of mean-spirited messages about a person (as a student) often done anonymously
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Disrupting
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to interrupt the normal course or unity of
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First amendment
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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
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Freedom of speech
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the legal right to express one’s opinions freely
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Gitlow v. New York
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First Amendment applied to all government, not just federal
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Inherently
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involved in the constitution or essential character of something : belonging by nature or habit : intrinsic
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Materially
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substantially; considerably.
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Morse v. Frederick
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the First Amendment does not prevent educators from suppressing student speech even off school grounds
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Nexus
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connection, link
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Obscene
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containing or being language regarded as taboo in polite usage
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Pedagogical
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of, relating to, or befitting a teacher or education
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Pervasive
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existing in or spreading through every part of something
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Promiscuous
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not restricted to one partner
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Pupil
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a child or young person in school or in the charge of a tutor or instructor : student
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Rumblings
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to speak
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Tinker v. Des Moines
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students do not lose their First Amendment rights to freedom of speech when they step onto school property
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Vulgar
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offensive in language