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Dealing with cyberbullying is everyone’s responsibility

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

“Victoria University of Wellington research shows that for New Zealand to combat its high cyberbullying rates, everyone needs to take responsibility: from teachers to school management and Government organisations. Victoria University Faculty of Education staff Professor Vanessa Green and Dr Michael Johnston worked with postgraduate students Loreto Mattioni, Tessa Prior, Susan Harcourt and Tegan Lynch, surveying teachers and school managers from around New Zealand to understand attitudes towards cyberbullying. “We were interested in the fact that New Zealand appeared to have such a high rate of bullying, despite there being a number of programmes in place. Cyberbullying is particularly controversial because there is some debate in the literature over who is responsible for addressing it,” says Professor Green.”(more)

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