Cyberbullying

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is the use of Information Communications Technology (ICT), particularly mobile phones and the internet, deliberately to upset someone else.
Cyberbullying is an issue for the whole school community and here at Brimsham Green School we have policies and procedures in place to try to minimise any risks and keep your children safe whilst they are in school, and give them as much information and guidance as possible to keep them safe when not in school.
Most children now either own, or have access to:
  • a networked computer giving access to email, chat rooms, networking sites, webcams, instant messaging, video hosting, gaming sites etc.
  • Mobile phones - texting, pictures, music, games, online, emails
  • Games consoles - virtual and live games etc
This gives them endless positive opportunities but also exposes them to any negativity, including cyberbullying.
We have downloaded a really helpful publication produced by the DCFS (Department for Children, Schools and Families) - Cyberbullying - A whole-school community issue. Please click on the link below to access this. It provides an overview, describes how cyberbullying is different to other forms of bullying, prevention, response to cyberbullying, advice, and different styles of technology in use.
We have also provided the following link: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

 

This is produced by the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection). It is useful for both children and adults. There is a parents’ page, and box marked ‘Do you want to make a report on behalf of your child?”. From there navigate to “ZIP IT, BLOCK IT, FLAG IT” page where a CEOP report button can be found.
Cyberbullying leaflet