Friday, June 23, 2006

MySpace and the 1st Amendment?

How much space to give MySpace users?
Schools weigh control versus 1st Amendment

From June 4, 2006 San Diego Union-Tribune
"When a Del Mar Heights Elementary student created a page on MySpace, the epicenter of youth gossip, she unexpectedly elicited a torrent of obscene and hateful e-mails, turning her secure schoolyard into a menacing playground."
...and further on...
“The kids think because they do it away from school that it's all fair game,” Van Zant said. “What they don't realize is what happens on MySpace has an impact at school, and then we have to act. All of a sudden, the girls are arguing at school. Now there's bad feelings.”


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