Every November, Anti-Bullying Week sends a message that bullying is neither acceptable nor inevitable in schools. This year, the focus is on cyber-bullying. Research has found that more than a third of 12 to 15- year-olds have experienced some form of cyberbullying, usually through the internet or mobile phones.
Show pupils that technology can also be used to tackle bullying as well as perpetrate it, perhaps by setting up an anti-bullying website where they can post their views or share confidences.
You could take pupils through an interactive social networking exercise so they can see the risks of using sites such as Facebook and MySpace. For more information see the Digizen website www.digizen.orgcyberbullying.
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