Cyberbulling Affects Teachers

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Cyberbulling Affects Teachers
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Wed, 02-29-2012 - 10:48am

A study done in the UK shows that not only are children affected by cyberbullying, but it's also affecting the education system. According to the report, teachers in the UK spend about six hours a week dealing with cyberbullying. Not only that, but teachers themselves have been the target of cyberbullying.

http://www.beatbullying.org/dox/media-centre/press-releases/Feb%202012/Virtual-Violence-II-The-Real-Impact-Of-Cyberbullying.html

Do you feel that cyberbullying has affected your job as well?

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Registered: 12-04-2000
Wed, 02-29-2012 - 7:30pm

Not a surprise. I'm sure a lot of MS and HS teachers address the problem almost daily. In elementary schools you don't hear as much about this problem,but as parents provide more computer access and smart phones for their elementary kids I can see the problem increasing. Even though most social websites have age limits no one checks and kids can easily lie about their age.

A neighboring community just had a problem with technology use. Members of the basketball team filmed another player in the shower with a cell phone

Sherry