Misuse Of The Social Media: Adolescent Pupils Are Abusing Their Teachers
Teachers play a fundamental role in construction of any civilization. Abusing them means forgetting the dignity of humanity. This is what happening on social media, according to a teachers’ union.
Students, who were reportedly having differences with teachers, regarded their teachers as sexist, racist and homophobic. Moreover they passed rude comments about their physical appearance, the NASUWT told BBC.
The union revealed that some of the parents have also been committing cyberbullying.
According to the results of a poll, cyberbullying has increased this year by 40% as compared to the last year. Out of 1500 tutors who were questioned in the aforementioned poll, 900 affirmed that they had been maltreated. These abused teachers deem students and parents both involved in cyberbullying. According to 48% of these, who faced abuse, pupils were insulting them. While 40% said parents were posting these comments. Remaining 12% said both parents and pupils were abusing them.
Further 62% of teachers participating in the poll said that students insulted them by posting offensive comments. Just over a one-third of them said students had captured their snaps without asking them for their permission.
Reader, you want to know what rude pupils were saying to these teachers? If yes, then keep on reading. Among these teachers, 33% were those who were opined upon their teaching performance. While 9% were cursed for misbehaving in the class and 8% were threatened by the pupils.
The poll inquired about the age groups of the offending pupils. According to teachers’ responses, 57% of them were aged between 14 and 16. And the remaining pupils belonged to much alarming age group, between 7 to 11 (5%) and 11 to 14 (38%) teens.
In worst cases, pupils posed teachers’ pictures to deride them. One occasion, a student posted a teacher’s photo and scribbled an insulting comment at its bottom. In an other similar case, a school staffer woman was heavily insulted by posting her photo and passing insulting comments, the union elucidated.
“It is deeply worrying to see that the abuse of teachers has risen by such a huge margin this year. Equally concerning is that it appears that more parents are the perpetrators of the abuse,” said Chris Keates, the union’s general secretary.