Tuesday, June 2, 2020
David L. Hudson, Jr. (Belmont University - College of Law) has posted Essay: Cyberbullying and Freedom of Speech (New Mexico Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2020) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Part I of this essay examines state cyberbullying laws. These laws vary a lot in terms of language and coverage but this part attempts to group these different state laws into different categories. This section categorizes cyberbullying laws into two main categories—(1) those that treat cyberbullying as a crime and (2) those that address cyberbullying as a violation of a school’s code of conduct. Part II of this essay then addresses court decisions that deal with cyberbullying. Once again, this essay examines the topic from both the perspective of (1) criminal law decisions and (2) school law decisions.