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Cyber Bullying

July 18, 2011 by USA Post 

Cyber BullyingCyber Bullying, Parents and online experts are pushing for an “urgent” label proposal to teach social networking in schools to address cyberbullying. Using Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites is taught in schools in this proposal. The Federation of Parents and citizens’ associations and social networking experts say there is a desperate need for the use of social media is taught in classrooms.

A school counselor said she had seen a case of cyberbullying at least once a day and many times the police had to be called, according to news.com.

Tudehope Thomas, director of the company’s media intelligence SR7, you need knowledge of social networks, online etiquette and role-plays that are taught in the classroom.

Tudehope call has been backed by the P & C, which states that parents and teachers often lack the ability to know exactly what is happening to children online. “” Module “A social media, must be entered in the national curriculum, as a matter of urgency,” he said. “The lack of proper education of social media is evident as each week brings” scandal “a new social environment, affecting the entire site and media,” he added, the report said.

He also said that classrooms should be used as a platform to discuss issues such as cyberbullying, Internet safety, privacy and online etiquette.

P & C is in full support of the proposal, saying that schools desperately need a space for students to receive some instruction on the use of Facebook and other communication technologies.

With the growing popularity of social networking sites is the need of setting up a system where children can be warned about the pros and cons of networking sites, and the correct way to make the best use of them.

However, spokesman David Giblin believes that a large population of teachers is not able to give that instruction.

“There must be some kind of training. There has been a lamentable ignorance of people who use social networking sites, youth and adults about how to protect you,” he said.

Comments by Australia Education Minister Adrian Piccoli could not be collected. The Department of Education, said schools is unable to reach any kind of control through Facebook and blocks access to social networking sites through school computers.

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