Students Suspended for Cyberbullying

cyberbullykeyboardPARENTS are being warned about the dangers of social media after  students from one of Adelaide’s most reputable public schools were suspended for  cyber bullying.   

Unley High School principal Susan Cameron told the Sunday Mail there  had been a “serious incident” of cyber bullying at the school involving a “small  number” of students.

The incident prompted the school to warn parents in a newsletter  about the dangers of an increasingly popular social networking site, Ask.fm

The site allows users to anonymously post questions and answers to a person’s  profile but is also being used to send abusive and sexualised content  and bully others.

A number of children have reportedly suicided in the US and Europe after  being bullied on the site.

“An investigation conducted at school has found that some students have used  this forum to post inappropriate material or cyber bully anonymously,” the School newsletter said.

“The website is blocked on the school server therefore the inappropriate  behaviour is occurring outside of schools hours.”

Read more:  http://www.news.com.au/national-news/south-australia/unley-high-school-students-suspended-for-cyberbullying-sparks-warning-about-dangers-of-social-media/story-fnii5yv4-1226686874501

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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