e-Safety: Cyberbullying in the virtual playground Karen Stewart email@example.com
Agenda What is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying methods Consequences Support
Cyberbullying is when a person or a group of people uses the internet, mobile phones, online games or any other kind of digital technology to threaten, tease, upset or humiliate someone else. What is cyberbullying, exactly? Childline
Cyberbullying Research Centre survey: half of young people have experienced some form of cyber bullying, and 10 to 20 percent experience it regularly Cost of dealing with Cyberbullying in teaching hours is almost £18 million per year in the UK says charity Beatbullying Being left out causes more emotional harm than other types of bullying finds NFER
Text messages Pictures or video Phone calls Email Chatrooms and IM Social Networks Websites Cyberbullying methods:
it can occur at any time of day, anywhere the audience can be large and reached instantly it can be unintentional What’s different about cyberbullying?
Sent a Facebook message or text using someone else’s account? Teased or frightened someone over IM? Forwarded a private text without the permission of the other person? Posted pictures or information about someone without their consent? Sent rude or scary things to someone, even if you were just joking? Used someone else’s password for any reason without their permission? Posted rude things or lies about someone online? Am I a Cyberbully?
The Cybersurvey 200920102011 29%32% A photo send round to deliberately humiliate Insults because of disability Insults calling them gay Unwanted sexual words or suggestions Racist words or comments Name calling Texting arranging to meet, then changing plans on purpose to exclude them Bullying carrying on from ‘school-life’ Scary or threatening messages
More than a quarter of 10 to 11 year olds had experienced a nasty or unpleasant text 39% of 10 to 11 year olds and 77% of 12 to 13 year olds have Facebook or other social networking page Cyberbullying peaks at age 14 to 15, and 92% have a Facebook page Adherence to e-safety advice is at its lowest at age 14 to 15
What other e-safety issues do we need to be aware of?
Why young people ‘Sext’ CoercionBoyfriend/girlfriend want the picture The idea that sexting will attract someone you’re interested in To prove to a boyfriend or girlfriend that you completely trust him or her
Why do we need to take action? Schools have a duty of care Ofsted Inspection The Byron Review “...in all schools action is taken at a whole-school level to ensure that e- safety is mainstreamed throughout the school’s teaching, learning and other practices. In particular I recommend that: 100% of schools should have AUPs that are regularly reviewed, monitored and agreed with parents and students.”
Features of Good and Outstanding Practice WHOLE SCHOOL APPROACH : Leadership makes e-safety a priority across all areas ROBUST REPORTING: Clearly understood school-based reporting Report Abuse buttons (e.g. CEOP) STAFF : Accredited e-safety award Regular up-to-date-training POLICIES: Rigorous e-safety policies and procedures in place Regularly updated Integrated with other relevant policies EDUCATION : Flexible, relevant, engaging curriculum which promotes e-safety Peer mentoring programmes in place