Cyberbullying 2.0: A “Schoolhouse Problem” Grows Up
The term "cyberbullying" is commonly used to describe acts of children harassing and threatening each other online. While schools may debatably punish this child-versus-child scenario while the students are on campus,' the Supreme Court has not granted schools carte blanche to punish off-campus student speech. This deficiency, when combined with Internet anonymity' and harassment by adults, renders school-based punishments useless in many scenarios. Furthermore, cyberbullying is not rare-studies show that between fifty and seventy-five percent of teens have been bullied online, while only ten percent have reported this problem to an adult.