Cyber- Bullying Of Teachers By Students

  1. Pupil films classmate pulling down teacher's trousers - and posts it on the internet

    by LAURA CLARK - 4th April 2007

    Posted on the Internet for all to see, this is an example of the growing epidemic of "cyber-bullying" of teachers by pupils.

    According to the caption on the popular website YouTube, the sequence shows a teacher having his trousers pulled down by a student at a school in Cumbernauld, near Glasgow.

    [​IMG] Bullying the teacher: A pupils pulls down his trousers and the episode is captured on a mobile phone


    On Tuesday, teachers called for action to halt the use of mobile phones and the Internet to spread embarrassing images of teachers.

    Increasing numbers are being humiliated by "obscene" photographs and video clips posted on websites such as YouTube. These include pictures of teachers' cleavages or taken up their skirts.


    There have also been cases involving images of teachers transposed on to pornographic pictures.


    Others are the victims of anonymous abuse on websites such as RateMyTeachers, provoking such extreme distress that some are considering quitting the profession. Damaging remarks have included "I have heard awful rumours about that man" and "he is evil personified".
    The Association of Teachers and Lecturers called on website operators to weed out offensive material or face legal action, threatening to sue for libel over the material.


    An ATL survey conducted jointly with the Teacher Support Network charity showed that 45 per cent of respondents had received e-mails designed to upset them. Twelve per cent said photos had been sent around which made them feel embarrassed or threatened.


    Delegates at the association's conference in Bournemouth also warned that some teachers were losing out on jobs because employers were using the websites to select candidates.


    A Department for Education and Skills spokesman said: "Teachers now have stronger legal powers to deal with cyber-pests as part of our continued fight against bullying. They can now confiscate mobile phones which are being used in a malicious or disruptive way.


    "We encourage them to make full use of this power if they suspect pupils are using technology against them."


    Delegates at the conference also demanded self-defence classes to save them from being sued if they were forced to restrain classroom yobs.

    Teachers were this week granted tougher powers to use physical force where necessary against students, but a snapshot poll at the ATL conference showed that fewer than half had ever had restraint training.

     
  2. This is horrible, and they need to keep to a zero tollerance policy and it will stop.
     
  3. That is so disrespectful!! How do we expect our teachers to be amazing educators when the kids pull this kind of stuff on them?
     
  4. I'm glad you tube took down the video of this particular teacher. How embarrassing.

    The kids should be ashamed of themselves
     
  5. Oh dear, that's awful! And it's so hard for the school to try and control this sort of activity, since the Web is so huge and children are probably posting this material in the safety of their homes.
     
  6. Ugh! Teachers should be paid their weight in gold for the crap they have to put up with nowadays. Between parents who think they know everything and disrespectful students, it's not something I could do!


    I'm usually the last person to say, "I hope he sues." but the teacher should sue the little f:censor:ker for emotional distress. I'd want to crawl into a hole and die after something like that. Shame on his parents too for raising such a disrespectful little brat.
     
  7. You Tube needs to take a pro-active approach to this so as to not let their site be used for such things. I know it's difficult to screen...or maybe it isn't, I don't know...

    It's just sad that this is happening. Perhaps they need to ban cell phones in class. They must be left in their locker. Makes sense to me. If they are caught with them...harsh punishment.
     
  8. It would be interesting from a legal standpoint if a person could sue. Or if its possible for You tube to be held accountable in anyway.

    What about the parents of these students ? It isn't up to a teachers to raise your kids.
     
  9. Agreed!

    Although I will say that it is only the parents fault up to a certain extent. I think alot of seemingly well behaved children can act out due to peer pressure or just get caught up in the moment. Those kids should be held accountable, and there needs to be consequences.
     
  10. Those kids should receive failing grades for that class... in addition to whatever other action the school takes. Unacceptable!
     
  11. Ahh yes, the cyber bullying...

    I'm glad most of the students in our school are good, but I do know of one teacher who was in my credentialing seminar who was cyber-bullied (she taught middle school.) The students created a website on which they posted some cruel comments until the school's principal made the students take it down. She then came home to find a bag of flaming **** on her doorstep.

    I bet the students in the article are middle-school aged; the ages between 12 & 13 seem to be the most difficult years.
     
  12. That's horrible! There's a big difference between posting your personal opinions about a particular teacher and doing something like THIS! That's just horrendous!

    That's assault, and that's invasion of privacy and that's public humiliation.

    Those bastards need to be expelled and legal action needs to be taken.
     
  13. :true:

    I think the teacher might be able to sue for emotional distress, if that is a recognized tort in that jurisdiction.

    I do know that where I live, a few years ago a man was criminally prosecuted for going into bars with a camera phone and taking upskirt pictures. He got caught in the stupidist way, too... he had taken a few pictures and then called the bartender over to show him.... and the bartender called the police.
     
  14. If I were that kids parent, there'd be some serious punishment for his behavior. I'm apalled at what kids their age are doing nowadays... and it scares me what my DD will be exposed to when she's ready to go to school.
     
  15. Yes. I watched the video before it was taken down, and the kids did look around that age.