WA Students posting bullying videos will be suspended

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In a way to stop cyber-bullying, The Education Department in Western Australia has ordered every public school in the state to suspend any student that has been caught posting videos containing violent behaviour on websites like YouTube.

This comes after videos recorded on mobile phones depict brawls between students at the North Albany Senior High School was uploaded on the popular video-sharing site, YouTube. It is part of a string of incidents involving Western Australian students.

The Education Department’s Director-General, Sharyn O’Neill, will also direct all public schools to implement a mobile phone policy.

“I would expect every principal to have a policy that clearly answers the rules and the consequences of inappropriate use,” she said.