Cyberbullying

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 always ways (Roblyer, & Doering, 2014). Teacher’s 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 cyber safe and most importantly making sure students understand that it is okay to report bullying (Clifford, & Clifford, 2012).

 

References

Clifford, M, & Clifford, M. (2012). 15 Strategies Educators Can Use to Stop Cyberbullying-InformED. InformED. Retrieved 21 December 2017, from http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/featured/15-strategies-educators-can-use-to-stop-cyberbullying/

Cyberbullying. (2015). Education.vic.giv.au. Retrieved 21 December 2017, from http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/bullystoppers/Pages/cyberbullyin.aspx

Roblyer, M, & Doering, A. (2014). Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching: International Edition (6th ed., pp. 222, 235, 261, 263). Pearson.

 

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One thought on “Cyberbullying

  1. Hi Celine,

    What I found most alarming was the prevalence of Cyberbullying.

    Cyberbullying and online harassment is a growing concern as 21st century learners spend increasing amounts of time online is a social context. It is estimated that 72% of adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years have reported having been cyberbullied (Roblyer & Doering, 2014, p. 26).

    The Victorian Department of Education and Training (2017), has identified types of cyberbullying as; pranking, image sharing, sexually explicit images, text and email, personal online information, identity theft, and hate sites. There are other forms of cyberbullying.

    If you’d like to continue the conversation please feel comment on my blog https://classroomtechnologies677101885.wordpress.com

    Reference
    Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA]. (n.d). General capabilities. Retrieved from https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/languages/general-capabilities/

    Roblyer, M., & Doering, A. (2014). Pearson New International Edition. Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching. Harlow, England: Pearson.
    Victoria State Government, Education and Training. (2017). Cyberbullying. Retrieved from http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/bullystoppers/Pages/cyberbullying.aspx

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