Cyber Bullying… Teacher’s Edition

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The BBC is reporting that teachers are now the victims of ‘cyber bullying.’ This is due to malicious comments on the web, via text or video.

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers has warned of the distress caused to teachers by anonymous, malicious comments on websites.

“Offensive” comments and mocking video clips should not be allowed to undermine teachers’ authority.

Such public attacks “belittle and bully” classroom teachers, says the teachers’ union.

The union’s general secretary Mary Bousted says that the public mockery of teachers “robs them of dignity and self-esteem”.

Such “verbal abuse” needed to be curbed, the union says – and it is calling on the government to “take all reasonable steps to protect the integrity” of teachers