The Supreme Court has provided a general outline of the First Amendment rights of high school students, although some states have passed laws to provide additional protection for free speech in schools.
It can be difficult to make people feel comfortable enough with each other to be honest and open about their viewpoints on controversial issues. We hope that these activities help you to break that ice and get talking!
In some cases, you may be able to de-escalate the situation and allow your group to return to productive discussion after such a disruption. This guide will help you to navigate this circumstance so that your Let’s Talk group can move on in a productive way.