"Cyber-bullying" is triggering widespread litigation and legislation, with everyone from teachers, parents and school districts pursuing legal action over nasty and threatening remarks posted by students on the Web. Lawyers say school districts are in a legal quandary: If they punish a student for something they did off school grounds, they could get hit with a freedom of speech claim. If they do nothing, they could get hit with failure to act litigation.
As 'Cyber-Bullying' Grows, and So Do Lawsuits
The National Law Journal
December 10, 2007