No Sexting For Wicked Houston Students

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FlayerSlayer

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So it's now against school rules AS WELL as it having already been illegal and generally felt to be amoral. I'm not sure how much this will really affect, but if it keeps one immature kid off of the sex offender list, I'm all for it.
 

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call me old fashioned... but i still don't understand why school children even need a cell phone with a camera on it much less a cell phone at all. never needed them before and have yet to see a valid reason for them yet.
 

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But how can they enforce this rule in the school without banning all text messaging all together? Do they have to look through all text messages sent from cell phones located on campus? or they just have to put this job on the teachers or setting up the spying/reporting systems amount the students?

I like the idea behind it... but how are they going to enforce it?
 

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When I was in highschool in the 90's, all pagers and cell-phones were just banned from the classroom, period. If one went off during class, it was confiscated and only returned to a parent or guardian. What ever happened to that?

During the day, the school is legally rsponsible for your children, so there's no reason any kid needs a cell phone so parents can "get ahold of them in emergencies". If it's an emergency, the school will contact the parent, or the parent can contact the school. Kids are already dumb enough, they don't need phones distracting them when they should be learning.
 

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I don't see how they can ban any aspect of texting or cell phone usage at all. In fact, they only thing they can legally do is say, no cell phones at school. Even then, they are on dubious legal grounds. The cell phone is the personal possession of the student and the teachers have no legal right to search them. A student who drives to school can have a cell phone in his/her car even if the school says you can't have them. They can't dictate what you can and can not have in your own car. Finally, a teenager with nude photos of themself on their phone can't realistically be charged with possession of child porn since they, themself, are a member of the so-called "protected class."
 

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[citation][nom]Hanin33[/nom]call me old fashioned... but i still don't understand why school children even need a cell phone with a camera on it much less a cell phone at all. never needed them before and have yet to see a valid reason for them yet.[/citation]

How old are you?
 

tsiberious

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Banned through texting only eh? Makes you wonder how that video stream or picture managed to cram itself into ascii characters.
 

astrodudepsu

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[citation][nom]jellico[/nom]I don't see how they can ban any aspect of texting or cell phone usage at all. In fact, they only thing they can legally do is say, no cell phones at school. Even then, they are on dubious legal grounds. The cell phone is the personal possession of the student and the teachers have no legal right to search them. A student who drives to school can have a cell phone in his/her car even if the school says you can't have them. They can't dictate what you can and can not have in your own car. [/citation]
They can absolutely tell you what you can/cannot have in your car! Don't think so? Try to bring a legal shotgun or rifle and leave it in your car, see how that works out. On school grounds your rights don't really exist, of course if you are under the age of 18 you don't really have rights anyway.
 

jellico

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[citation][nom]astrodudepsu[/nom]They can absolutely tell you what you can/cannot have in your car! Don't think so? Try to bring a legal shotgun or rifle and leave it in your car, see how that works out. On school grounds your rights don't really exist, of course if you are under the age of 18 you don't really have rights anyway.[/citation]

Well, it depends on where you live, of course. I live in New Mexico. The car is an extension of the home (as it should be). So if you can legally own a gun, you can legally carry it in your car. That not withstanding, a cell phone is not a gun. They can ban cell phones in school, but if a kid is driving him or herself to school, and they have a cell phone in their car, there isn't a damn thing the school can do about it. Even if it is on the dashboard.

Second, if you think kids under 18 don't have rights, try locking up your teenager in their room against their will and go tell the cops about it, see how that works out.
 

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[citation][nom]astrodudepsu[/nom]They can absolutely tell you what you can/cannot have in your car! Don't think so? Try to bring a legal shotgun or rifle and leave it in your car, see how that works out. On school grounds your rights don't really exist, of course if you are under the age of 18 you don't really have rights anyway.[/citation]

Bingo!
 

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How will they know? Short of violating your personal privacy.

So by thier rules, you can get somone kicked out by sending them naked random pictures without them asking for them!

Nice going!
 

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[citation][nom]jellico[/nom]Well, it depends on where you live, of course. I live in New Mexico. The car is an extension of the home (as it should be). So if you can legally own a gun, you can legally carry it in your car. That not withstanding, a cell phone is not a gun. They can ban cell phones in school, but if a kid is driving him or herself to school, and they have a cell phone in their car, there isn't a damn thing the school can do about it. Even if it is on the dashboard.Second, if you think kids under 18 don't have rights, try locking up your teenager in their room against their will and go tell the cops about it, see how that works out.[/citation]


Rofl, you sound like one of those punkass "know-it-all" kids. I'm guessing you're in highschool. Guess what junior, you're not as smart as you think you are. Wait until you get booted out on your ass into the real world, then people like me will eat you alive.
 

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IronRyan21: i'm in my early 30s and went to skool in the 80s and 90s... are you going to try to make a point that cell phones are somehow now a right? or that children require a method to call anyone at anytime? i'll buy the argument that if a parent wishes their child to have one, so be it, but school is not the place for it and if they have to be without it for a few hours, tough. school is about learning and one of the things they have to learn is that you're not always able to do whatever you want whenever you want... someone said that school administrators have no right to search you while on campus and that just goes to show you the level of stupidity some parents have and the belief that their child has rights above all others... and people wonder why children run wild at school and come out total retards...
 

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rofl @ legal system. the rights system is so ass backwards anyway... i ur underage u can kill someone and get charged as an adult, but u cant drink because supposedly kids dont have the mentality for alcohol, but i was out in the bars here in germany at age 13 and never did anything dumb enough to get arrested or harm anyone. This is power tripping authority control to the max...
 
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