#AntiBullyingWeek 14-18 November
National Anti-bullying Week reminds schools about the importance of taking action against all forms of bullying.
With the rise of social media and other digital platforms, cyberbullying has become one of the most considerable technology-related issues worrying schools and parents.
According to Childnet, 12% of young people have experienced cyberbullying in the UK, and it can have a variety of long-lasting negative effects on their lives, including the development of anxiety and depression.
With student wellbeing being a main priority for many schools, designated safeguarding leads (DSLs) and staff have been looking for ways to deal with cyberbullying incidents quickly and effectively. However, it can be difficult to
identify these harmful behaviours as victims will often remain silent.
How can you help your school spot cyberbullying?
Ground-breaking solutions like digital monitoring will support you in identifying risks thanks to a combination of real-time monitoring, powerful AI algorithms, human expertise, and alert notifications.
How can digital monitoring make the invisible visible?
Our partner and digital safeguarding expert, Smoothwall explains how digital monitoring can help:
- Online conversations
While monitoring conversations in online chats, social media platforms and forums, digital monitoring tools
will determine harmful behaviours such as insults, false accusations or misinformation.
By analysing social networking sites, the technology will also quickly identify threats made to students.
By capturing bullying evidence left on various online platforms, digital monitoring will pinpoint the students
considering self-harm after a cyberbullying incident that happened on non-monitored devices.
While investigating blogs, emails, online documents, and social media, algorithms will spot the students
who have witnessed cyberbullying incidents.
Speak to a member of the Medhurst Education team on 01489 563000 or via email on email@example.com.