Cyberaggression (violence or bullying) is also your business.
Although cyberagression takes place in virtual space and, in many cases, outside the school, it is often centred around events that happened at school and may even originate with school materials.
- Remain attentive to the students so as to detect all forms of cyberaggression.
- Be vigilant with regard to the use of computers and all other devices that connect to the Internet, during class hours or in computer lab courses (consider controlling access to social networks).
- Prepare workshops on the responsible use of social networks to remind students of the importance of respecting other people’s privacy. Also remind them that they are not permitted to access the computer files, electronic tablets or cell phones of others.
- Sensitize the students to the impact of what they do on the Internet.
- Encourage the students to adopt helpful and positive behaviours.
- Teach them to respect the virtual space of others.
- Explain to the students that spreading rumours, divulging personal information or disseminating photographs or videos without first obtaining the consent of the person concerned can be just as hurtful as physical violence.
- Talk to them about the consequences they may face if they continue to act violently or to bully (suspension or expulsion from school, police complaints, legal recourse).
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