Our school is continuing to work towards becoming an eSmart school, promoting respectful behaviours – both on and offline – to reduce bullying and cyberbullying.

What is bullying?

When a student or a group of students with more power, repeatedly and deliberately uses negative words and/or actions against another student that cause distress and create a risk to their wellbeing.

What is cyber bullying?

Cyberbullying is the use of technology to bully a person or group with the intent to hurt them socially, psychologically or even physically. The mediums used can increase its frequency – making it 24/7 and creating a permanent reminder of the messages expressed or implied.

Cyber Bullying

 

Types of behaviours:DefamationRepeated insultsMasquerading

Hate sites

Voting/rating sites

Mass blocking

Pranking

Trolling

Platforms:Social networking sitesMobile technologyVideo sharing sites

Gaming

Instant messaging

Chat rooms, forums and blogs

Email

 

For more information about cyber bullying and how to deal with it you can visit the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner website at www.esafety.gov.au.

Matthew Dunstone

ICT Leader and eSmart Coordinator

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