The shades of grey of cyberbullying in Australian schools

Goff, Wendy (2011) The shades of grey of cyberbullying in Australian schools. Australian Journal of Education, 55 (2). pp. 176-182. ISSN 0004-9441


This article explores the effects of cyberbullying in relation to a school's duty of care. By examining the impact of cyberbullying through an increasingly common scenario, it becomes apparent that the strategies for Australian schools in maintaining their duty of care may be unclear and uncommunicated. Findings suggest that Australian law in its current form has failed to keep up with the advances in technology and does not effectively deal with the problems surrounding cyberbullying, both within society and within our schools. Such findings suggest that this lack of direction within Australia could be potentially detrimental to the perceptions of the value and use of the internet both within Australian schools and within Australian households, and support the need for global unity in the development of risk management strategies to deal with this growing phenomenon.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Files associated with this item cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2016 06:02
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2016 02:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anti-Social behaviour; Bullying; Duty of care; Law; Legal responsibility; Negligence
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/000494411105500207

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