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Cyberbullying Law


On December 1st, a new law went into effect in North Carolina that makes it a misdemeanor for student to commit various online offenses against school employees. The law is the first of its kind in the US. Those in favor of the law say that it protects teachers from online attacks, and those against it say that it would take away students' right to free speech online. We'll talk about how the law came about, its ties to the CMS district, and what it means for students, teachers and administrators.

Ann Doss Helms
- Education Reporter for the Charlotte Observer
Lisa Miller - Education Reporter for WFAE
Kenneth Lynch - Detective for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Police Department (he was hired in 2008 primarily to deal with Internet Related Issues)
Chris Brook - Legal Director for the ACLU-NC