Medindia

X

Mass Texting and Internet Audience Make School Bullies More Violent

by VR Sreeraman on  March 24, 2008 at 7:47 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Mass Texting and Internet Audience Make School Bullies More Violent
A new documentary on bullying suggests that mass texting on cellular phones and internet audience are making school bullies more violent.

'Fight for Fame' also suggests that schools are overprotective about their strategies for dealing with bullying.
Advertisement

Given the exaggeration the schools make about their effectiveness in dealing with bullying, it is really very difficult for parents to realise the extent of the problem, the report reveals.

Advertisement
The documentary says that an increased SMSing and internet sites like Bebo and YouTube were putting conflicts between students in the public domain, building tension, and encouraging retribution.

It features reporter Paul Hobbs as saying that pupils were getting entangled in fights to keep their reputation intact.

"Because it's a public domain it's out there, so you get shamed," stuff.co.nz quoted Hobbs as saying.

The reporter also said that, though the Education Review Office did not keep statistics on bullying, there existed anecdotal reports suggesting that bullying had become more extreme and violent.

Source: ANI
SRM/M
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All