The different types of cyberbullying needs to be specifically mentioned in school policies which range from pranking to hate sites (Department of Education and Training, 2015).
The people who needs to know that bullying is happening are always the last ones to know, whether in person or online. Online makes it harder for teachers to monitor activities, but there are ways (Roblyer, & Doering, 2014). Teachers can use online classroom tools such as wikis where comments are public which makes it easier for teachers to monitor activities. It is also important for teachers to cooperate with parents, especially in monitoring changes in student’s behaviour over time. Schools can minimise cyberbullying by creating digital citizens by teaching them how to be cybersafe and most importantly making sure students understand that it is okay to report bullying (Clifford, & Clifford, 2012).
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Roblyer, M., & Doering, A. (2014). Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching: International Edition (6th ed., pp. 222,235,261,263). Pearson.
Cyberbullying. (2015). Education.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 17 April 2017, from http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/bullystoppers/Pages/cyberbullying.aspx