Teachers intimidating children
Technology has shifted the balance of power in favor of the students, who can go home and ruin their teacher’s reputation very easily by using social media, texting and instant messaging.
They may spread rumors to their school friends and others about the teacher.
Children are impulsive and social networking sites are a perfect place to display this impulsiveness and say whatever comes to mind.
Sometimes the students just assume that it is anonymous, or that the teacher will not find out about it.
They find satisfaction in challenging teachers mentally, socially, and physically.
This article is about when this sort of behavior goes too far. In schools today teachers can struggle to keep control of a classroom full of students.
There have been instances that have been so hurtful to the victim that t has led to suicide.
Unfortunately, teachers are also on the receiving end of cyberbullying, especially when it comes to disgruntled students.
These special measures for care for harassed children can be reopened for judicial review at any time upon request of the child’s parent or guardian.
However, what we fail to recognize is that our children are not the only ones being bullied.
There are thousands of cases of students bullying teachers around the country.
any person who being the head teacher, teacher or employee in a primary or secondary school or special institution of learning whether formal or informal, takes advantage of his or her official position and induces or seduces a pupil or student to have sexual intercourse with him or commits any other offence under this Act, such sexual intercourse not amounting to the offence of rape or defilement Legislation should clearly state that prohibition of sexual harassment applies equally to teachers and to other adults in the educational setting. CASE STUDY – Benin In the West African country of Benin, harassment of girls in school has been commonplace.
Sweden’s law specifies that “employees and contractors engaged in [educational] activities shall be equated with the education provider when they are acting within the context of their employment contract.” See: Discrimination Act, Ch. Approximately half of girls in Benin enroll in school and many end up dropping out because of the hostile environment created by continual pressure for sexual favors from teachers or fellow students.