Cyberbullying World Map – Australia Rated as 5th Worst

Australia is rated fifth in the world for cyber bullying but worst for cyber bullying on social networking sites in a survey by marketing research firm Ipsos.

Do you monitor your child’s Facebook?

I believe it is essential that you do so especially between the ages of 13 and 15. You should have their password. If they use inappropriate language or are rude to others ‘ground’ them from FB for a day, and change their password so that they don’t have access to their account. 

No need to discuss it, don’t buy into their argument ‘that everyone else does it’ or that you are ‘uncool and boring’. Be strict and definite about it. Someone has to teach our young that there are consequences for using offensive language in a public forum and/or being mean. 

If the School is made aware of offensive or hurtful language being used on social media that effects the well-being of our students the School will indeed act decisively and firmly.

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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