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New Illinois Law Forces Students to Give Up Social Media Passwords….Or Face Criminal

Quote:Chicago, Illinois – A new Illinois law, that took effect January 1, allows school administrators to force access to kids’ social media accounts passwords.

Previously schools in Illinois could only took action against students for online bullying if it happened during school hours. However, under the new law all “digital harassment,” regardless of being done during school hours, or on or off campus, will fall under the schools jurisdiction per their disciplinary guidelines.

The law, after being approved by the Illinios legislature, now allows for school districts and universities to demand the social media password of student’s social media accounts with the weight of the law behind them.

Students accused of “cyberbullying” face potential criminal charges under the new Illinois law if they refuse to comply and reveal their social media passwords, according to Triad District Superintendent, Leigh Lewis.

“If we’re investigating any discipline having to do with social media, then we have the right to ask for those passwords,” Lewis told Motherboard. “If they didn’t turn over the password, we would call our district attorneys because they would be in violation of the law.”

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Isn't this against 4th Amendment? Oh wait, never mind, I guess the Constitution doesn't mean anything in school.

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RE: New Illinois Law Forces Students to Give Up Social Media Passwords….Or Face Criminal

This is so stupid. How in the world did this even get approved?

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Dunno but I do have one thing to say school is becoming like Big Brother, and remember everyone!

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New Illinois Law Forces Students to Give Up Social Media Passwords….Or Face Criminal

Pssht...we all know they're dealing with cyberbullying so they don't have to deal with physical bullying to make it look like they're doing something about it. I mean, I was perfectly capable of blocking cyberbullies then and I still am. It's not an issue now but I wasn't capable of dealing with physical bullying.

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RE: New Illinois Law Forces Students to Give Up Social Media Passwords….Or Face Criminal

And what do they do when a student says no? Criminal charges? ahahhaa for what?
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Screw Illinois, move to Texas
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What will they do to a kid who just tells them to shove it?

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At that point, I'd delete the obvious ones and lie about the ones with online usernames. Simple.

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Universities?

Any university that tries that method would probably get smashed in retaliation and suffer significant damage to their reputation. Only Community Colleges could probably get away with it.

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(01-23-2015 09:46 AM)MrAnonymous Wrote:  Isn't this against 4th Amendment?

They can change that if need be and people aren't against the idea.
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w Illinois Law Forces Students to Give Up Social Media Passwords….Or Face Criminal

It's so disgustingly unconstitutional it's putrid. These same people insist on end of the year civics tests. What a joke!

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New amendments are rarely ever passed. The requirements are so damn high, and with our govt being all partisan and crap, its very unlikely an amendment will make it anytime soon.

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You cannot be serious. How is there not a huge uproar about this?

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(01-25-2015 05:32 AM)FUCKSchoolKCUF Wrote:  You cannot be serious. How is there not a huge uproar about this?

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(01-23-2015 01:14 PM)Missile Wrote:  Screw Illinois, move to Texas
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