Selby College asks: Do you agree the College is right to take on-line/ cyber bullying seriously?
It is very positive to see that as students you recognise the importance of taking cyber bullying as seriously as the College does. The College recognises its moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of students. We work to provide a safe and welcoming environment where students feel respected and valued.
Following the College IT safety guidelines, identified in your student handbook and on Moodle, is just one way of supporting this initiative. The College also promotes student safety through the ‘Guide To Staying Safe’ and ‘Be Safe’
The College takes a zero tolerance approach to all forms of bullying including on-line bullying. Cyberbullying includes all areas of the internet, such as email and internet chat room misuse, mobile threats by text messaging and calls, misuse of associated technology, i.e. camera and video facilities.
If you are a victim of cyberbullying, or suspect a friend has a problem, you might choose to go direct to one of your parents, tutors, the College Counsellor or a Guidance and Support Tutor (GST). Try to keep a record of, or copies of, the messages you have received as this will be useful in taking action against those responsible.
‘Stay Safe’ link on Moodle: There is a “Stay Safe” link that learners can access on Moodle, if you feel you or another learner is at risk or unsafe
The ‘Stay Safe IT’ site gives general guidelines to help you stay safe when using Social Networks, Blogs, Email, or Media Sharing websites. BUT, if you have any concerns then please contact someone at College so we can help you.
Selby College provides computer and networked resources in order to meet the academic needs of students, staff and course teaching. Any student using such facilities inappropriately, which includes unauthorised reproduction of copyright materials, downloading, creating or posting material that is offensive, pornographic, libellous, intended to harass etc., will be dealt with through the college’s disciplinary process. This includes misuse of social media. If proved to be an act of gross misconduct, this will lead to either temporary or permanent suspension.
Safeguarding: There is a Safeguarding section for students on Moodle where you can find further information and guidance on cyberbullying and staying safe: Link: http://moodle2.selby.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=684
There is also a Safeguarding word-search which you might want to have a go at – some of you may already have done this activity with your GST