How to handle school bullies online
A new study from the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) at Michigan State University has revealed that students with more experience in the classroom are more likely to respond to a teacher’s intervention.
The study, titled “How to Handle School Bullies Online: Lessons from Education Professionals,” is based on the findings of a survey of more than 1,000 adults across the United States.
The results reveal that teachers who were teachers or educators in a given year were less likely to initiate a student’s interaction with an online bully.
“Online bullying is not a one-size-fits-all problem,” said lead author Dr. Elizabeth Clements, a research assistant professor in the Department of Education and Human Development.
“There is a huge range of responses and strategies.
For example, teachers can make an online bullying situation less likely, while still having the potential to increase the severity of the bullying.”
The study’s findings come from an online survey conducted by IES in 2017, and are based on responses of more