So many question with so many answers. I don’t think there is any right or wrong answer, but we are all responsible for children’s welfare. Any incident should be reported, whether it is inside or outside the school. You might wish to ignore the incident, but this about the best interests of the children.
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At Gooseberry Planet we play through online bullying scenarios in our games: why not take a look here. It has been proven that gamification can change behaviours read more here. Let’s face it, our children pretty much have access to a screen of some sort every single day of their lives. So maybe we should be changing the way we teach this subject. Is it really adequate to just do something once a year on Internet Safety Day or a Policeman terrifying the pupils? Is your ICT Lead savvy about social media and able to teach this? Do they even have a social media account? 59% of 10 year olds are now on Facebook despite the recommended age being 13 and 3 million pieces of information are shared daily on Facebook. It is staggering how fast the internet is moving. Can your teachers keep on up to date? Do they have time to keep up to date?
I apologise if I might have stirred a few emotions, but we all need to think about different ways of teaching both our children and their parents, about the ongoing problems of being online and bullies.