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Roblyer & Doering (2014) define cyber bullying as the online version of regular school bullying and can produce the same harmful consequences (p.235). Hannigan (2015) suggests that as technology becomes more pervasive, it has resulted in a challenge in policing online behavior.

The approach that I would like to implement in my classroom is to develop rules with students so they set their own climate of respect and responsibility (Education Victoria, n.d.). At the beginning of a new unit students will participate in a teacher-lead activity to scaffold and agree on a set of classroom rules and appropriate conduct. As I will be teaching Design and Technology these rules will also include developing Work Health and Saftey rules for safe physical behaviour.

There are a range of resources available to support teacher at https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources and http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/bullystoppers/Pages/teachers.aspx.

References:

Education Victoria. (n.d.). Classroom Strategies. Retrieved from http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/bullystoppers/Pages/teachclassroom.aspx

Roblyer, M., & Doering, H. 2014. Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching: International Edition, 6th Edition, Pearson. ISBN: 978-1-292-02208-6

Hannigan, E. 2015. SBS. New children’s e-safety commissioner to tackle cyberbullying. Retrieved from http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/07/01/new-childrens-e-safety-commissioner-tackle-cyberbullying

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