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- Digital violations
- Talk to someone!
- Get rid of it! Get help!
- How to counteract unwanted occurrences?
- Hate speech
- Contacted by unknown adults
- Pupil reported to the police for bullying a teacher
- Pupils filmed fighting
- - I can't take it any more
- Extensive bullying of pupils on ask.fm
- Online blackmail
- Some pupils are being bullied by other pupils at school. This bullying may be happening via the internet, mobile phone bullying or face to face. - How can each pupil in your class help to eradicate bullying in your school? - Should you tolerate more in digital media than elsewhere? - And is there any reason why a person should be able to behave differently in social media than elsewhere? Why/why not? - Have you seen examples of hidden bullying? What were they? - Draw up suggestions for rules on how people should behave towards each other, including behaviour when online or using a mobile phone. Also come up with suggestions on how to counteract undesirable online events. - Ask the student council to take up the issue so that everyone at school shares a common position and follows the same rules.
- Freedom of expression is a basic constitutional right in Norway (read under the theme Social media on the web). - Does freedom of expression mean that you can say and write what you want about others? - What is the difference between freedom of expression and writing discriminatory things about others? Where are the actual boundaries?
- A number of schools have banned the use of mobiles during school hours. - What do you think about this? Is this a good way of solving the problem? Why/why not? - Are there other ways to solve the problem? What were they?
- Offensive comments are posted on many popular blogs. Some people seem to think that if you post things about yourself online you have to tolerate offensive feedback. - What do you think about this? - Is it more acceptable to write negative comments about others if they don't know you? Or if they post something you disagree with? Where are the boundaries?
- Some people claim that digital tools have made it easier to wreck, harass or bully others. - What do you think? - Do you feel tougher using your keyboard rather than talking to someone face to face? Why/why not? - Is there a difference between bullying and other forms of harassment? - Have you or someone you know been bullied through digital devices such as mobiles or otherwise? Or have they had other unpleasant experiences? What happened? Did you tell an adult?
- Many people experience negative comments or unpleasant incidents online. - If you have a bad experience online, what would you do? Would you keep it to yourself or would you talk to someone about it? - Are there types of bullying that are not so easy for adults to notice? What are they? - How would you feel if you saw pictures on Facebook from a birthday party which everyone in your class had been invited to except you? - Have you ever seen examples of such hidden bullying? - How can you help to prevent such incidents? What responsibility do you have?
According to the Norwegian Education Act, all pupils have the right to a good physical and psychosocial environment that promotes health, well-being and learning. This means that the school is responsible for ensuring that all pupils are safe when at school and that they are not subjected to either physical or psychological bullying (see Chapter 9a).
Mobiles, the Internet and apps make it easy for us to keep in touch with friends and share pictures, videos and maybe even secrets. Funny and weird situations can be shared, questions can be answered by known or unknown people. But what about if the pictures you send to your friend show up on other people's mobiles instead? How should you react when someone uses information about you in a way you hadn't anticipated or been asked about? What do you do when a picture of your friend gets comments about how ugly she is?