Last Friday 8th March, as part of the National Day of Action against Bullying, our student leaders across the school, created and delivered messages against cyberbullying. As a school, the messages of ‘be kind online’ and “think before you post’ were discussed.
High school students and staff gathered to hear our SLC representatives lead discussions on what is acceptable and respectful behaviour online and what can be done if you are cyberbullied.
Our Primary Pals led talks in Primary classrooms on the same topic. Primary students also created posters and slogans to spread the message.
Bullying is defined as repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological aggressive behaviour by a person or group directed towards a less powerful person or group that is intended to cause harm, distress or fear.
Cyberbullying is bullying using digital technologies including mobile phones, email and social media tools.
If students are victims of cyberbullying, they should:
(From: Advice Sheets: Cyberbullying | Department of Education and Training | Susan McLean, Cybersafety Solutions
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