How do you deal with cyber-bullying in schools? 

Recently, I have noticed that cases of cyber-bullying are being reported more and more often in the news.  As social media and technology is already a central part of children’s lives, online safety is an incredibly important issue to tackle.

 

What is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is defined as,

“the act of harassing someone online by sending or posting mean messages, usually anonymously.” Dictionary.com

How does it affect schools?

Studies have found that the problem of cyberbullying in schools is on the increase  (DFE, 2015).  In addition, it is not only students who bully students but in fact students have been found to bully teachers online and unbelievably even teachers have reportedly bullied fellow colleagues.

I have made a graphic to help you spot the main forms of online bullying in schools:

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