View Full Version : Facebook working with feds to monitor and report "bullying"

Anti Federalist
03-18-2011, 11:03 PM
Fed instructs teachers to Facebook creep students


Education Department officials are threatening school principals with lawsuits if they fail to monitor and curb students’ lunchtime chat and evening Facebook time for expressing ideas and words that are deemed by Washington special-interest groups to be harassment of some students.

The letter says federal officials have reinterpreted the civil-rights laws that require school principals to curb physical bullying, as well as racist and sexist speech, that take place within school boundaries. Under the new interpretation, principals and their schools are legally liable if they fail to curb “harassment” of students, even if it takes place outside the school, on Facebook or in private conversation among a few youths.

03-18-2011, 11:12 PM
There's only one way to deal with bullies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktKiUCpsi7k

South Park Fan
03-18-2011, 11:23 PM
Of course this is just a Trojan horse toward control of the internet. Why should schools have any jurisdiction over what the students that attend them do when they're not at school?

03-18-2011, 11:30 PM
The exposed HBGary e-mails would later reveal that Barr's own employees thought he was overreaching and that they feared retribution from the vengeful Anonymous. But Barr plunged ahead. He proposed a talk at the RSA conference in San Francisco titled "Who Needs NSA when we have Social Media?" Then he promoted the talk by suggesting he would expose the identities of the primary members of the group.


03-19-2011, 08:04 AM
There's only one way to deal with bullies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktKiUCpsi7k

Ouch! And yes, that's how you stand up to a bully. I'm sick of young men being emasculated and being to to "talk their problems out". I'm against bullying going to far, but it does build character. Western men need to toughen up.

03-19-2011, 08:22 AM
Third thread on this topic...