This is a controversial and evolving area of law. Is it a violation of privacy? Is it a violation of constitutional law’s right to free speech and banning of illegal search and seizure? Are posts on social media disruptive to the school environment or bullying and warrant access? All tough questions. If you go to the Legal Research area of our site, type in “school demanding student social media password” and you will find several cases and laws that relate to this topic.