Cyberbullying and Schools.

Technology can offer children opportunities to learn, be creative and socialise online. However, it can also be an opportunity for inappropriate behaviour, bullying and harassment which can result in in children having depression, mental disorders and even suicide. Even though social networking is the source of this issue, we simply cannot remove it’s as a whole to erase this issue. Instead, children and adolescents need to be educated to understand the acceptable use of social networking and that bullying is not tolerable. The Australian Department of Education have developed resources for teachers and schools to include in their educational programs to promote responsibility and acceptable behaviour in children. Safe Schools Hub is one program offered by the Australian Government which offers information and resources for school communities to adopt so students can develop relationships and support those who are victims of bullying.

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