Cyberbullying: The Substantial Disruption Test
A number of recent court rulings regarding cyberbullying have mentioned the "substantial disruption test." Focus on these court rulings defining the principles of law governing cyberbullying. The substantial disruption test in cyberbullying court cases burdens school administrators with the responsibility of evaluating the level of disruption that has or might possibly occur. School counselors often receive the first outcry in cyberbullying and want to know the appropriate action in supporting bullying victims amid court confusion.

Learning Outcomes
  • Learn how the courts have ruled on cases involving cyberbullying
  • Understand how legal rulings help or hinder a safer and more respectful environment for their students
  • Apply the principles of law to the prevention of cyber bullying
Carolyn Stone, Ed.D., is a professor at North Atlantic University, chair of ASCA's Ethics Committee and author of "School Counseling Principles: Ethics and Law."

Feb. 21, 2014, 12 p.m.