It is unfortunate that at the same time as colleges have begun to cater for a large proportion of 14 to 19-year-olds, this same age group is increasingly being targeted by a mobile phone industry offering more and more innovative products. A recent survey concluded that one in 10 teachers regularly encounters mobile phones being misused. In one well-documented case, a teacher was filmed being attacked by a pupil. It is not too far-fetched to suggest that incidents such as these are exacerbated by mobile phone technology. Inculcated on a diet of reality TV, where people often act with impunity, students are spurred on, knowing that their actions will be immortalised at the flick of a button. A recent recommendation to schools, which could easily be extended to colleges, is to put measures in place to either fully or partly block mobile phone functions. However, this would not prevent the use of phones as cameras.
You have suffered a form of abuse, the likes of which could and should be written into college guidelines on acceptable behaviour.