It is important that teachers acknowledge the growing use of technology in modern society and educate children about online security. This can include informing children about the various scams they may encounter and how to avoid being ‘sucked in’. A good saying for children to go by is; if it sounds to good to be true, then it probably is. Cyber bullying is also increasingly important to acknowledge in the classroom as children are constantly accessing social media. This form of bullying is particularly critical to address as children will often say things via social media or txt that they wouldn’t usually say in a face-to-face situation. Therefore technology not only makes the degree of bullying more severe, but it also means the comments made can be recorded and used as evidence if such treatment continues. So when preparing a lesson or activity about bullying don’t forget to include cyber bullying, as that is the most common form of bullying in our modern digital world.
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