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25 Percent Teachers Victims of Abuse on Social Media

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on April 21, 2014 at 6:31 PM
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 25 Percent Teachers Victims of Abuse on Social Media

A survey conducted revealed that almost 25 percent teachers are being targeted and .abused on social media.

They said that they face a barrage of "vile" sexual abuse, unfair allegations of incompetence and videos of themselves taken without their consent being posted online by their pupils, the Independent reported.

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The survey of 7,500 teachers showed that 21 per cent reported having derogatory comments posted about them on social media - from pupils and their parents.

Of the comments posted by pupils, 47 per cent included insulting words or phrases, 50 per cent talked about their performance as a teacher, and 26 per cent had videos or photographs posted without teachers' consent.
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Of the parents' comments, 57 per cent were insulting, 63 per cent criticised teachers' performance, 7 per cent involved threatening behaviour, and 7 per cent were videos or photographs taken without the teachers' consent.

In addition to this, 6 per cent were allegations of inappropriate behaviour with kids and 3 per cent inappropriate behaviour with parents.

Source: ANI
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