Bullying may be regarded, by some, as part of the school ground learning experience. However, with today's access to digital technology, bullying has gone much further than school gates. Cyber-bullying is real and in many cases, lethal.
Shifting the blame to social media and banning social media in schools is not the answer; that is merely a knee-jerk reaction to a situation which needs addressing.
Digital Learning Day will be celebrated on 6th February this year and, among other digital issues, should also address cyber-bullying. If educators wish to educate a digital population, to help guide digital citizens of today and tomorrow, then undoubtedly, cyber-bullying needs to be openly discussed in the classroom.
Consider the following: