Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

Student free speech or online harassment ?

Is it appropriate for a student to call a school administrator's house and petition him to give his classmates a snow day? If the administrator's wife gets the message, returns the student's call, and tells the "snotty-nosed little brat" to "get over it, and go to school," is it acceptable for the student to record that message and post it on the Internet such that it leads to even more harassment of the administrator and his wife at home??

These are just a few of the interesting questions raised by this interesting case study in Information Age ethics / etiquette. [The story has generated almost 500 responses on the Washington Post website with passionate comments being made from both perspectives. Clearly it touches a nerve.]

posted by Adam Thierer @ 3:30 PM | Free Speech