Teachers Aren’t Prepared for Cyberbullying

Sep 04, 2014

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While many parents expect teachers to teach their kids about being safe on the internet, most teachers have not been trained on internet safety. A global survey revealed that there is a discrepancy between how much time parents expect online safety to be taught and how much time is actually spent teaching about online safety.

In the survey, over 90% of teachers say they use the internet in class. However, only 18% said that they had received former training on teaching online safety. And over 75% of teachers thought that parents relied too much on teachers to educate their kids about the internet and internet safety.

Another concern that teachers have is cyberbullying. About one-third of teachers felt that they didn’t feel prepared to handle cyberbullying situations but a quarter of teachers have had a student come to them with a cyberbullying issue.

Most educators believe that internet safety should become a bigger part of the curriculum so that they feel more prepared to deal with situations involving the internet.

As a parent, it is important to teach your children about the proper use of internet and not rely on schools to teach your kids about internet safety. Keep yourself informed about the internet and other topics in technology. www.netnanny.com/blog has blogs about a wide variety of internet safety topics such as cyberbullying and parental controls that will help you be better informed and to teach your kids about online safety.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/aap/article-2678033/Teachers-lack-cyber-training-study.html