Do you think schools should be able to confiscate student's phones/computers fo

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  1. khmazz profile image83
    khmazzposted 5 years ago

    Do you think  schools should be able to confiscate student's phones/computers for cyber bullying?

  2. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    Yes, they should be able to confiscate them anyway, pupils are at school to learn, not be distracted by an electronic gadget in their pockets or handbags.

  3. AMFredenburg profile image78
    AMFredenburgposted 5 years ago

    I think schools should be able to do so on a temporary basis while the student is in school to prevent any further activity while on school grounds, and should keep the phones/computers until a parent is willing to make an appointment with school authorities to discuss the issue. At that point the student's property needs to be turned over to the parents.

    It's questionable whether schools have the right to deal with cyber-bullying that occurs off school property; there needs to be a way to deal with the issue that involves local authorities who do have the responsibility of dealing with criminal activity, which is what cyber-bullying is.

  4. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    No. I don't think they should be able to even touch the students, much less their electronics. The parents should be called if there are any problems or discussions and be in the room while the students are talking to the authorities or school staff. Unfortunately, that is not the way things are.

  5. nArchuleta profile image90
    nArchuletaposted 5 years ago

    It is a teacher's responsibility to ensure the classroom is a safe space  for all students. The reality of cyber communication complicates this procedure.  If a student is in my class actively bullying another, I will stop him or her. This includes acts of cyber bullying being perpetrated.  The easiest way to neutralize that threat is to confiscate the technology that makes the threat possible.  The technology should be returned only whe both sets of relevant parents have come in for a conference:  the person bullying,  and the person being bullied.  It is a question of accountability  at that point.  All students deserve a safe environment in which to learn.


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