Quick Look: Teens And Their Teachers At Odds Over Social Media, First Amendment Rights

Wow. According to this article, of the 900 teachers interviewed, "only 36% believe students have the right to express their opinions of teachers and school administrators online without the risk of in-school punishment. The same percent of teachers also believe students have the right to report controversial issues in their school newspaper without approval from authorities"

A new Knight Foundation study finds that using Facebook and Tumblr leads teens to a greater appreciation of the First Amendment--but their teachers think unbridled free speech for teens online isn't such a good thing. Teens hate censorship--at least if they're using social media. A new John S. and James L.

www.fastcompany.com

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