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Cyber bullying: teaching internet safety

We have partnered with eAWARE to support Anti-Bullying Week, here's how to keep pupils safe online

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We have partnered up with eAWARE to support Anti-Bullying Week. eAWARE is a unique safeguarding solution for schools which allows teachers to assess, educate and track their pupils’ knowledge of internet safety. eAWARE allows young people to be safe while getting the most out of the online world.

Cyberbullying is so common and is completed by a person using the internet, email, online games or digital technology to threaten, tease, upset or humiliate someone else. There are different types of cyberbullying, one of them being ‘Trolling’. Trolling is when people go out of their way to post horrible messages on social networks. For those affected, there really is no break from cyberbullying as people have access to the internet 24/7 and many children always have their phone/laptop/tablet with them. For some of your pupils there really is no escape, whether they are at home, school or on holiday.

Teachers need to support their pupils when it comes to bullying. Cyberbullying causes isolation and low self-esteem and in some cases, people have taken their own life because of this.

Make your pupils aware of the dangers of cyberbullying and help keep them safe online by discussing cyberbullying openly with your class. Internet safety can be taught in the classroom.