Students posting online could get you punished by school district

From the IndyStar, the words that you never wish to read:

The Clark-Pleasant School Board has unanimously approved new guidelines letting the district punish students who post threatening and disruptive comments online.

Well, perhaps the word isn’t never. Granted that this school board is doing it for the sake of taking actions due to threats. But what students post on the Internet really is their own business.

“We tried to make it clear that we, as a district, were not trying to censor you. It’s to ensure student safety and security,” said White, who wrote the policy.

So they claim. But what really qualifies as disruptive? That’s like saying that your disagreement with the way a teacher teaches could be disruptive. Or the fact that an administrative act to save more money, actually does not but that might be considered disruptive. If that isn’t censorship, then we really don’t know what is.
It’s strange that as the generations progress, we limit what our children can and cannot do but we as the older generations all did it at some point. Maybe we should ban them from playing tag. Oh wait… it’s already been done.
Via IndyStar

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    The Communist Youth newspaper Juventud Rebelde dedicated its front page to the Cuban president, printing a blown-up picture of a pensive Castro with the title “Always fighting for something, and fighting with optimism!”