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About Cyberbullying

At Canterbury Girls High School we are committed to positive, respectful online communication.

Cyberbullying is …'the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behaviour by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others'
Bill Belsey, President of Bullying.org (Canada).

Cybersmart Logo Cyberbullying can involve email, mobile phones, instant messaging, chatrooms, weblogs, and personal websites in online communities such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram. Just like other types of bullying it is about relationships, power and control. And just like all other forms of bullying and harassment it is not tolerated at school.

Cyberspace is often removed from adult supervision and awareness, so cyber bullying can help a bully to keep their unacceptable behaviour secret. Cyberbullies sometimes hide behind the anonymity of the internet as well. The behaviour can happen outside of school time via computers at home, then taken to school in the day to day relationships of the school community.

Cyberbullying Policy

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Last updated August 2019