It has come to the school’s attention that a large proportion of students are using social media sites that encourage others to ask them questions and give comments anonymously.
This has lead to some serious harassment issues already. As a school we are advising students to not use these sites as they do not have any type of protection if they were harassed. Unless students are directly threatened Gleneagles is limited in actions it can make.
Gleneagles has a strict bullying and cyber-bullying policy and will take any case seriously and may result in the removal of computer privileges, detention or suspension.
Students should understand that threatening others using a communication device is against the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act 1995 and anyone over 10 year can be prosecuted.
If students feel they are being threatened on an anonymous comment website they should delete their account.
If any students have issues regarding social media they should follow these steps:
More information about cyber safety can be found on the school’s website.
Robert Young, Cyber Safety Officer