So on Friday morning I’m doing a talk on cyber-bullying to the Year 5’s. Essentially it runs along the lines of:-
- Bullying in school is wrong – teachers will deal with it by following the anti-bullying policy in school.
- Bullying outside of school is wrong – parents, carers and other adults will help sort it out.
- Cyber-bullying is wrong – the police will get involved.
The aim is to scare the living ba-jeebus out of the Y5 girls to stop them sending each other bullying text messages, whilst simultaneously telling the whole class that they are wrong to be on Facebook (it’s illegal under the age of 13). Ultimately there is nothing else we can do in school, phones and the internet are the perogative of parents, not teachers, but we can at least try scare tactics!