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Has policing social media gone too far?

What happens when you’re upset about a boss, a  co-worker or a friend? You vent, right? (Usually with no repercussions.)

What happens when you are a student who talks about his teacher on the popular social networking forum Facebook? You get suspended.

Donny, a 15-year-old Sacramento high school football player and honor student, was upset about the large amount of homework a particular teacher was assigning. According to The Huffington Post, Donny logged onto his Facebook account to vent by posting that the teacher is a “fat ass who should stop eating fast food, and is a douche bag.”

Claiming that he was engaged in cyber-bullying, the school suspended the student for one day, a ruling that was later reversed after intervention from the ACLU.

Should the student have been disciplined for publicly berating a teacher on Facebook?

Along with being a contributor to, Jacqueline Wilson is: Appalachia Advocate~Supporter of Women~Writer~Accidental Pit Bull Advocate.


  1. 40MomsClub

    February 2, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Has policing social media gone too far?… #news #facebook #student #suspended

  2. Jacqueline W.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:17 am

    This is a tough one for me. I don’t think kids should be disrespectful to teachers like this, but on the other hand, should schools be policing my kid’s FB page (or is that my job)? Torn…

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