Censorship of student media - Definition from the Hotspot Shield Encyclopedia

The censorship of student media is the means by which a governing school or university body will actively administrate and regulate their students publications and media.

Many schools allow their students to create publications and media such as newsletters, radio shows or even television shows. While this encourages development, an educational authority will in most cases monitor and control the release of this media to ensure no inappropriate material is used. Many states in the US have passed legislation to regulate the amount of power an educational body has over students published media, and there have been several legal cases that have arisen due to this. This form of censorship is mainly seen as negative by students, but teachers see it as a necessary evil that benefits the students.