The UK government is publishing guidelines to help parents and students tackle cyber-bullying. Although this seems a topic best left int he school grounds, this is also linked to depression in students at university and college.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance support this drive, with their latest research suggesting that one in five students has been bullied through the internet or mobile phone - mostly be text messages.
UK Schools Minister, Jim Knight, has said that the Department for Education is also asking computer-technology firms to assist in counteracting this form of bullying.
The union for teachers, NASUWT, has also recently said that even teachers were being abused via the internet, through e-mails and by mobile phone.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance have supported the guidelines which dictate steps that schools, colleges, universities, students and parents should take to prevent bullying.
These steps include implementing strategies to deal with cyber-bullying, communications and communication technology on sites to be monitored and that young people should not respond to abusive e-mails, text messages or phone calls, instead telling an adult.
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Students counteracting cyber-bullying
Tue, 25 Jul 2006
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