Be Cybersmart

The use of Social Media like Facebook has consequences for students at school. Parents are encouraged to monitor children's use of the internet, texting, sms, tweeting, Facebook and other social media platforms to ensure that use is appropriate.
The internet and use of social media has meant that Cyberbullying has become an issue of consequence in many schools.
Cyberbullying is the use of technology to bully a person or group. Bullying is repeated behaviour by an individual or group with the intent to harm another person or group.
Cyberbullying can involve social, psychological and even, in extreme cases, physical harm. It can cause shame, guilt, fear, withdrawal, loneliness and depression.
Because children and young people are often online it can be hard for them to escape cyberbullying. Nasty messages, videos and gossip can spread fast online and are hard to delete. Sometimes the attackers can be anonymous and hard to stop. This can make it harder for adults to see and manage.

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