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BBC News School Report Day at NHP - 16 November 2012
A New batch of School Reporters at NHP had their first all-day News-day and have managed to file some compelling stories across a range of topics and issues. Please see their reports below. Stay tuned for more reports as the Year progresses.
BBC School News Report
Notting Hill Prep School
16 November 2012
Filed by Ciara, Artemis, Edward and Ludo
Artemis From Notting Hill Prep School in West London, reporting for the BBC News School Report says, “We are all familiar with the myriad of Cyber-Bullying stories being filed over the past few years. And this may seem like just another cyber bullying story, but what if the Teachers were the victims?
A surprising trend is coming to light where teachers and educators are being victimized by both parents and students on the web."
Ludo, from Year 7, spoke with Miss. Butler the Head of Science at NHP. Miss. Butler said, “ Though never experiencing Cyber-bullying myself, the Internet opens up avenues to children that they may not have experienced before. It is a lot easier writing something nasty over the internet than it is saying the same things to someone’s face. Children doing this must be aware of the consequences.”
Mr. Thomas another teacher at NHP speaking about possible causes to the rise of cyber-bullying said, “Students who have been born in the 'Internet Age' and have not lived in a time without the Internet are not fully aware of the consequences that can arise when being irresponsible on the web. “
Hugo, a Year 8 student at NHP, offered an insightful opinion from a younger generation. “I think it is appalling and teachers should stand up for themselves and all cases of Cyber-bullying of adults and children should be eradicated.”
BBC School Reporter, Ciara has learned that a help-line has been set up for teachers who have been victims of cyber-bullying. Victims can call and seek assistance and advice on how to deal with this new trend.
If you or someone you know is a victim of Cyber-bullying it is important to seek support from a trusted source, such as a friend, teacher, parent, colleague, police or local authority.