Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes:
Globally, bullying has always been a problem in schools and to a certain extent in the home, usually by an elder sibling. Schools are finding more ways to combat school bullying, but do all schools know how to cope with “cyberbullying”?
The Anti Bullying Alliance is a group made up of 60 organisations across the UK. Their mission is to stamp out bullying and this year’s Anti-Bullying Week campaign is on cyberbullying – the use of mobile phones, the internet and other technology to deliberately upset someone else. Cyberbullying is different from what we generally label “bullying”.
You can be cyberbullied 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the internet and mobile phones. It is difficult to control the spread of unwanted messages, people who cyberbully can remain anonymous, anyone can be a target, anyone can bully, age or size is not important.
Anti-Bullying Week sends a clear and positive message that bullying is neither acceptable or inevitable and given that bullying is a global issue that takes many shapes and forms, it is something that everyone can learn something from.
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