Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bullying: Old Problem, New Playground.

The role of technology in bullying is overemphasised. It is a case of bullies having new tools at their disposal. The number one factor is, of course, student engagement in bullying or victimisation in face to face environments.  Results show that students' roles in traditional bullying predicted the same role in cyberbullying.  So basically, students don't become bullies just because they have a computer. I would be very interested to know the exact ratio of bullying that occurs on mobile phones compared to computers as well. I think much more occurs using mobile phones. The accepted wisdom to bullying at the moment seems to be to have a whole school approach which has zero tolerance for bullying in any form. I hope these links I have collected will help you do that.

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