Oh dear, Now the Mums fight it out on FB!!

angry mumThe war of words continued yesterday moving from the daughters to the mothers.  After one Mum posted an Instagram message to her daughter from another 12 year old on her FB page, the other Mum took to FB also to vent her concerns.  The Instagram message called Ms S’s 12 year old daughter, ‘a “b*tch” and said “I dont (sic) care if anyone tells her”.

As suggested by this site yesterday it is unwise to try and thrash these things out with other parents without a mediator such as a School.  And never do it via social media! It just gets messy.  In the heraldsun article, expert Michael Carr-Gregg, told parents to encourage children to ignore bullies, and block them from their social media sites, rather than to become directly involved.  He warned that both taking direct action via social media and parental involvement could escalate bullying rather than solve it.

To view the parents’ posts and debate the issue go to Facebook.com/NewswithSuse


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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2 Responses to Oh dear, Now the Mums fight it out on FB!!

  1. Karin says:

    Makes me wonder if the kids are learning the bullying behaviour from their parents! I think for many parents it is tough to step back and take a breather when their child is threatened. I had to take action together with another parent and the school to stop bullying at our primary school. We had meetings with the school but it was difficult as the school imposed a course of action we didn’t believe was fair and equitable. The parent of the bully refused to engage in the process. The outcome was good in the long term but it could have been done much better.

    • Renata Rowe says:

      Yes, it can be tricky for all involved. Great that you got a good outcome in the end. Well done, you must have steered a careful path because emotions often run high in cases like these!

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