Prevention of Cyberbullying in a School Setting

Brief Description

This assignment sample focuses on learners’ mannerisms and beliefs in relation to cyber bullying and how educators ought to respond.

Technology has resulted in an alteration in the way our society functions; and thus the primary need to rethink their ethical utilization among students. This sensitization especially applies to communication technologies.

Cyber bullying a more recent form of bullying has gained recognition as a fundamental public and social health issue; and thus there are numerous publications written up to address the problem. This action results in pernicious and harmful effects for all involved participants on short term or long-term basis. Moreover, the victims tend to experience loss in self-esteem, suicidal tendency, health problems, depression, and decreased academic performances. If the perpetrators are left unchallenged, these abusive mannerisms evolve into antisocial behaviors. Cyber bullying tends to possess emotional, social, and psychological effects on the involved parties. 


What is cyberbullying and how can teachers help prevent it?

If cyberbullying does happen between students in a classroom or school, what steps should teachers take to address the issue?


Prevention of Cyberbullying in a School Setting

 A lot of research has gone into the interpretation of what cyberbullying is. Cyberbullying is termed as the act of being atrocious to other people through sending damaging or destructive content or participating in harmful modes of civil interaction using the internet or via digital technology. This paper aims to show how teachers can identify and prevent cyberbullying in a school setting.

Teachers are conscious of cyberbullying and its adverse impacts on their students. To prevent cyberbullying, teachers need to undergo training on how to identify cyberbullying, educate the students on the appropriate use of online communication, and educate parents and society members in regards to cyberbullying. Teachers need to construct a safe space for students to comfortably report any cyberbullying that has occurred. It is noted that prevention is more effective if parents or guardians are involved.

According to (Bauman & Del Rio, 2006), Teachers need to understand and identify the form of cyberbullying that has occurred.  After identification, the teacher proceeds to intervene depending on the severity of the abuse the teacher may choose to include the bully and the victim to talk out their differences. The teacher may decide to discuss the incident and the rules with the class or might have a sit down with the bully and affirm that bullying is unacceptable. In cases of severe situations, the teacher may report to a higher authority such as the .administrative office or the bully’s parents, where more disciplinary action will take place.

In conclusion, the journal, (Bauman & Del Rio, 2006) argues that there is a need for more education and guidance of teachers in matters regarding bullying and its forms, which include recognition, information, and prowess for tackling bullying in the school setting.


Bauman, S., & Del Rio, A. (2006). Preservice Teachers' Responses to Bullying Scenarios: Comparing Physical, Verbal, and Relational Bullying. Journal Of Educational Psychology98(1), 219-231.

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