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Date: March 27, 2019 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: News Bits


True or False?

“I’m allowed to say whatever I want. Nobody can stop me because I live in a free country!”

False. You cannot always say whatever you want.

There are limits to your freedom of expression, whether it’s on the Internet, in a newspaper, on the radio or in the schoolyard. Freedom of expression is a very important value in our society, but the right to express yourself or give your opinion about a person has its limits.

The main limits to freedom of expression are other people’s rights: The right to privacy, to control images of themselves, to their reputations, to security.

In other words, although your right to express yourself is very important, this right might conflict with someone else’s rights. If you don’t respect other people’s rights, the law could get involved.

For example, your right to freedom of expression does not let you encourage other people to commit a crime or spread rumours about other people.



This activity can be done with as few as two people and as many as you want.

Sit in a circle, the first person asks the second person a question. The second person answers that question and then asks the next person a different question. You continue until everyone has had a chance to ask and answer a question, or until you run out of questions.

This can be used to study for a test by asking specific questions about the subject. It can also be used as a get to know you activity with new friends and family. It also works as a good dinner time conversation starter and so that everyone at the table gets a turn to talk.

You can be as creative as you like with the questions. Have fun!