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Cyberbaiting: Students Push Teachers to Meltdown

Cyberbaiting: Students Push Teachers to Meltdown | Education and The Role Slander and Libel Plays Within IT!!! | Scoop.it
Schools and cyber safety experts worry about escalating teen trend.

This isnt a case inparticularly but multiple cases involving "cyberbating" .  This is when students push teachers to the edge and wait for them to explode, while they or one of their friends video tapes your meltdown or mistakes you could say.  Teachers being dismissed for physically asaulting their students, throwing chairs, and just losing their professional, responsible, and mature stature they are so used to keeping.  We are growing along with the technology we are going to be teaching and having to deal with.  We have to learn have to either integrade these technologies with our school work or buckle down a little bit harder on cell phones in the class room.  It is important we do not let students get the best of us and cost us our reputation with something as little as "cyberbaiting".  Teachers are coming across this or know a collegue who has come across this more and more frequent.  Its either put your foot down and lose their privileges of using the technology in class or get ahold of your class and learn how to integrade this technology into your classroom.


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Vikki Howard's comment, September 3, 2012 12:03 AM
I agree that this is a very serious twist in the whole cyber-bullying epidemic--when students intentionally attempt to provoke teachers into losing their cool--the consequences are grave. The incidence I mentioned in class, where a veteran teacher lost his cool when he was shot in the face with a marsh-mellow may be an instance of cyber-baiting--this teacher has a family and lost his livelihood--there is a larger issue here; What is the relationship between this behavior and defamation?
Bo Herak's comment, September 3, 2012 9:09 PM
This was my favorite article I found doing this assignment. It's a great article for teachers to read and beware of whats going on in their classroom and how you have to be so careful with what you do and say in the classroom, because with technology you can never becareful enough. This article talks about how teachers are being pushed over the top and freaking out on their students and then other students record the teacher losing it on the students then post it on the internet via youtube, facebook, ect. Just know as a teacheryou have to be very careful, with what you do and say in class because you never know if theres a camera on you. This article talks of a few court cases on which these happen such as a teacher spitting on a student in class.
Vikki Howard's comment, September 9, 2012 10:55 PM
I agree that this trend is ominous--when students deliberately try to provoke teachers into overreacting -- I feel sure they don't intend to ruin a person's career, or really to even understand what it means to ruin a teacher's reputation. Yes, teachers must be hyperaware of reaction, but more importantly, we need to develop relationships with students and foster a greater sense of interpersonal responsibility so that generations of students will be more responsible with technology. This sounds similar to the behavior of some youth who drive around swearing and harassing individuals in order to provoke a reaction, videotape the reactions and post on the net, though the consequences are much more serious here. Does this behavior fall under defamation? and if so, how--you mentioned court cases at the end of your comments--which ones? outcome? How did these cases inform your understanding?
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Former student sues Fla. district for libel over student newspaper photo - Student Press Law Center

Former student sues Fla. district for libel over student newspaper photo - Student Press Law Center | Education and The Role Slander and Libel Plays Within IT!!! | Scoop.it

This article is important for teachers because its shows how much you need to pay attention to things you say, write, or in this case illustrate. In most libel cases it deals with something that had been written. It is important to know libel can also deal with pictures and what they may imply. In this case a student’s reputation was ruined because of where his picture was places in proximity to a STD add. All teachers should pay attention to things like this in order to protect themselves from lawsuits.


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Vikki Howard's comment, September 3, 2012 12:34 AM
this article does show that pictures too can be the pretext for libel--though in this case, it was the juxtaposition of the photo with the article on STDs--what is libel, and why would this student feel that he had a claim to defamation?
Bo Herak's comment, September 3, 2012 9:19 PM
In this case of a student sueing the Miami Dade School system because of a article with the students face in the school paper with the students face on it talking about STD's. This is important to slader and Libel in education because even though it is a student based paper, the school in my opinion should have a faculty member edit the paper so that nothing like this would ever happen. The school won the law suit but it is a good lesson learned and other schools should learn form this schools mistake.
Vikki Howard's comment, September 9, 2012 10:57 PM
On what basis did the school win the case? This is important because the student sued on the basis of a chance placement of article and photo--was there malicious intent? Did the student suffer actual damage to his reputation? Was the school liable for student content?
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Student's defamation claim denied over 'prostitute' remark

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Teacher's comment that 'You remind me of a prostitute chewing her gum' did not state an objective fact, California appeals court rules.

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Vikki Howard's comment, September 2, 2012 1:14 PM
I loved your analysis Erik-beginning with the genesis of defamatory law and application to this particular case in terms of principle of both "truth/falsehood" and directness of comment. In addition, your opinion that such a statement may not be slander, but is most certainly out of bounds for a teacher is a point well made. In addition to being in poor taste, could be seen as sexual harassment--for I suspect boys who blow bubbles would not be referred to as prostitutes.
Bo Herak's comment, September 3, 2012 9:13 PM
In this article a teacher made a indirect comment to a student about how her chewing her gum made reminded him of a prostitute and the student took it as if he called her a prostitute when all he wanted to do was make her stop chewing her gum The teacher got lucky here because he choose his words right and didn't directly call her a prostitute. This is a very important thing for teachers to know and to always be careful when making a comment directed towards a student because you never know how they will interpute what you say.
Vikki Howard's comment, September 9, 2012 11:02 PM
You are right, the courts have split hairs with respect to direct v implicit comments that might damage a person's reputation. There are other factors that make this case an "iffy" defamation suit--though I might have attacked this indelicate comment from a different angle--sexual harassment; when boys blow bubbles with their gum I would guess one does not think of a gender-based derrogatory remark.
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A JANITOR SUES FOR SLANDER. - Egan Wants School Commissioner Delaney to Pay $20,000. - View Article - NYTimes.com

Thomas M. Delaney, a Brooklyn School Commissioner, who had the temerity last Fall to Oppose Janitor James J.

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Kayla McKenney's comment, February 16, 2012 1:33 AM
I found this article to be rather interesting. It is an example of how slander has been around for a long time. Educators would be intrested in knowing about this article because it is a decent example of how one comment you make can turn into something much larger. It is important to think about what you say about someone in order to avoid cases like these.
Vikki Howard's comment, February 25, 2012 2:48 PM
I agree with your opinion, what legal points did you learn about in this case?
Bo Herak's comment, September 3, 2012 9:26 PM
In this article a Janitor was being fined for storing school property away from school and got caught and knew that he was breaking the rules. During his heraing on this the school official made some bad comments about him. The Janitor then went to his lawyer which is a smart move to know your rights then go to someone like a lawyer that knows the laws. HIm and his lawyer are sueing for $ 20,000 dollars in back pay and damages. This is a good article for teachers to read to about slander and how it can be used against a person in schools.