Jackie Cook
2 minute read
28 Oct 2021
6:15 am

SA school laws must include cyberbullying

Jackie Cook

While the pandemic may have increased the uptake of digital life, there is no evidence this trend will be subsiding soon.

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With cyberbullying occurring in both traditional and online school settings, there has never been a better time to discuss its impact on children. With such experiences having far-reaching psychosocial consequences, we must address this issue with haste, so our future leaders responsibly enter a growing digital economy. According to Ipsos, pre-pandemic, 54% of parents in SA knew of a child experiencing cyberbullying and these figures are likely to rise with the notable conversion to digital mediums. While the pandemic may have increased the uptake of digital life, there is no evidence this trend will be subsidingsoon. People have now had...