Cyberbullying Can Go Easily Unnoticed By Adults
How Can You Know If Someone Is Being Cyberbullied?
Preventing bullying at schools is challenging, as adults are not always informed about bullying and it also does not often leave physical marks. Especially when it comes to cyberbullying, adults are rarely present in online situations to take action. Knowing that no adult sees the content shared can incite bullies even more.
Bullying can feel shameful to the victim, which can prevent them from reporting it. Telling about indirect, subtle bullying is also often challenging for a young person: how should one express themselves if the abuse does not include specific acts but instead creates vague and nasty feelings of being repelled among peers?
A student who fears that the situation will only worsen if an adult is informed may be hesitant to disclose it. Also, a bystander who has witnessed bullying may fear that telling an adult increases their own risk of being bullied.
Straightforward Methods And Commonly Agreed Practices Build Trust
Since bullying can be unnoticed by the community, the key is to build a positive interaction and trust between students and teachers and promote student involvement in the fight against bullying.
The interaction between young people appears different among students than among adults. It is not always easy to distinguish bullying from an individual dispute or abusive treatment. Failing to address abusive treatment can lead to repeated bullying. Therefore, it is critical to interrupt the cycle of bullying as soon as possible.
A Group Phenomenon - All Parties Must Be Committed To Combat Bullying
Bullying is a group phenomenon - even online - involving the harmful exercise of power over an object. Therefore, members of the group have a crucial role in determining whether or not bullying continues. In addition, school staff's anti-bullying attitude plays a significant role in the occurrence of bullying and in the way kids show peer support to their bullied classmates.
All parties must be committed to combating bullying for the measures to become real. For this reason, it is essential to target anti-bullying efforts throughout the school community. Students should be made aware that adults have the desire and means to intervene.
The Importance Of Belonging To A School Community
Everyone has the right to feel accepted in the school community and to belong to a group. Educators have an important role to play in mediating attitudes. Adults can demonstrate what sort of abusive and bullying behaviour is unacceptable by asking, confronting, and listening to kids and young people. Belonging to a school community encourages trust in young people and makes them more likely to inform adults about bullying.
Cyberbullying Detection For Schools: Software Reveals Troubling Signs
Teachers have a lot on their hands and with limited time available, they need support to understand what's going on in the minds of some students - especially those who don't speak up or show any warning signs that they might be being cyberbullied or in other ways not feeling well. It can be difficult to determine whether a student is worried or anxious, and if they go unnoticed for too long, there's a risk of for example self-harm.
Student monitoring software such as Saasyan Assure help schools with advanced detection and intervention against student cyber-bullying, self-harm, suicide, threats of violence and terror.
The Assure software contains sophisticated features for analysis, alerting and reporting across all students' digital activities in chat, email, search, web visits and videos watched. Assure uses AI capabilities to understand inappropriate language, and Natural Language Processing helps pick up context within sentences with a concerning meaning.