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Cyberbullying - How to protect your School

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by TESevents, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Nearly one in five UK youngsters have been the victim of cyberbullying!
    "In 2012 the new Ofsted framework will come into force. Schools should be able to demonstrate the impact of anti-bullying policies" - the DfE Dec 2011
    TES
    is hosting a series of important half day seminars designed specifically for
    Headteachers and school leaders.The law relating to safeguarding and
    cyberbullying can take schools by surprise.
    The fact that pupil's offending
    behaviour often takes place in the home, does not exonerate schools of the clear
    legal duty to safeguard and protect all pupils and to manage their behaviour
    both on and off the school premises.
    Speakers include:
    Professor Tanya Byron
    Laura Pearce - Professional Online Safety Helpline
    Yvonne Spencer - Educational Law Specialist
    Adam Vincenzini - Social Media Expert
    Event takes place in Manchester at the TES Resources Exhibition on Friday 20th April, and it is repeated on Saturday 21st April.
    http://www.teachingexhibitions.co.uk/Exhibitions/TES%20Resources/North/2012/Cyberbullying%20Seminars/
     
  2. Nearly one in five UK youngsters have been the victim of cyberbullying!
    "In 2012 the new Ofsted framework will come into force. Schools should be able to demonstrate the impact of anti-bullying policies" - the DfE Dec 2011
    TES
    is hosting a series of important half day seminars designed specifically for
    Headteachers and school leaders.The law relating to safeguarding and
    cyberbullying can take schools by surprise.
    The fact that pupil's offending
    behaviour often takes place in the home, does not exonerate schools of the clear
    legal duty to safeguard and protect all pupils and to manage their behaviour
    both on and off the school premises.
    Speakers include:
    Professor Tanya Byron
    Laura Pearce - Professional Online Safety Helpline
    Yvonne Spencer - Educational Law Specialist
    Adam Vincenzini - Social Media Expert
    Event takes place in Manchester at the TES Resources Exhibition on Friday 20th April, and it is repeated on Saturday 21st April.
    http://www.teachingexhibitions.co.uk/Exhibitions/TES%20Resources/North/2012/Cyberbullying%20Seminars/
     
  3. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Just the one pupil? Or did you mean to say 'The fact that pupils' offending behaviour...'?
    If parents took the advice, frequently given, to monitor their children's use of the internet we wouldn't have this extra burden on schools, would we?
     
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    You're quite right; it shouldn't be "pupil's".

    It is increasingly difficult for parents to effectively police their children's use of the internet. With smart phones and the ease of internet access from multiple locations, can they ever effectively police everything? I doubt we can expect parents to deal with this entirely on their own so I guess schools must have a role to play?

    What is the impact on the school if the parents don't do an adequate job? What are the legal requirements and what measures are Ofsted expecting to see in place. How can schools protect their pupils, their staff and their school's reputation?

    This is what the seminar is hoping to help with.
     
  5. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Don't let them have a smart phone - why are such phones 'necessary'? The argument from parents used to be that a mobile was needed for their child's 'safety' - it does make me laugh now, when I read how unsafe possessing a smart phone actually makes children.
    Schools can have 'a role to play' - but implying they are somehow 'responsible' for the prevention of cyber bullying that goes on outside school is mendacious.
     
  6. I think mendacious is a bit unfair.
    I'm sure you're familiar with the Education and Inspections Act 2006?
    Section 89
    (1) The headteacher of a relevant school must determine measures to be taken with a view to-
    ...
    (b) encouraging good behaviour and respect for others on the part of pupils and, in particular, preventing all forms of bullying among pupils,
    ...
    (5) The measures which the head teacher determines under subsection (1) may, to such extent as is reasonable, include measures to be taken with a view to regulating the conduct of pupils at a time when they are not on the premises of the school and are not under the lawful control or charge of a member of the staff of the school





     
  7. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Very familiar with it, thank you. I'd advise you to consider what the act means by 'regulating the conduct' of pupils, since I know for certain that it doesn't mean 'do the job of the parent'.
    What I resent is TES joining in with the 'put all the responsibility upon schools' concept that so afflicts government these days.
     
  8. Thank you for your interest and posts Middlemarch.
    Just to be clear, the seminar is not passing comment or joining in with a concept. We're simply trying to provide information to help Headteachers with the tools to operate in the current landscape.
    Rightly or wrongly the law stands. Our speakers aim is to provide real life case studies, legal advice, social networking expertise and a toolkit of practical tips to help.

     
  9. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    The law does not expect schools to 'manage' the behaviour of pupils off school premises and it's silly to suggest as much.
    You need to be much more clear in your use of terms - what you imply in this sentence is not correct.
    I'm not entirely clear how schools are expected to 'safeguard' pupils when they're at home, either.
    Perhaps you could tell me how you'd 'manage' pupils behaviour off school premises and 'safeguard' all pupils when they're at home?
     
  10. The context is with regard to bullying and not wishing to labour the point but the law states -
    "...include measures to be taken with a view to regulating the conduct of
    pupils at a time when they are not on the premises of the school and are
    not under the lawful control or charge of a member of the staff of the
    school..."
    The original post said "manage behaviour" and the law says "regulating conduct" they're not so different are they?
    And with regard to how to manage pupils behaviour off school premises, again its in the context of bullying and the seminar will provide you with the responsibilities, case studies and tools which we hope will help.
     
  11. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    You don't need a seminar to tell you what to do. If kids cyber bully outside school they get one warning, if it doesn't stop you call the police. Simples.
    And yes, I've done this and it did the trick. Job done.
     
  12. Strange how at one time facebook was "sold" to all as a website "for finding long lost school friends"? REALLY? Now it's about me, myself and I, posturing and comparing and BULLYING? Dreadful...
     
  13. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Yes, that's how heads can 'regulate' the inappropriate behaviour of children outside school.

     
  14. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    Perhaps I should charge for my advice, call it a seminar and become a "consultant"?
     

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