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Cyberbullying and Children and Young People with SEN and Disabilities.

Anti-Bullying Alliance, 2014

Cyberbullying is bullying via electronic means. This could be via a smart phone, computer, laptop, tablet or online gaming platform. It can take place on a range of online or mobile services, such as text, email, social networking sites, video-hosting sites, messenger, photo sharing services, chat, webcams, visual learning environments and online games.

These resources, available via the links below, are written to apply to schools but could also apply to other settings for children and young people. They draw on evidence from both the research literature and evidence derived from consultation with children and young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND). They outline the specific issues that schools, teachers and other professionals should be aware of where cyberbullying is concerned for this group of young people and also outline actions that teachers and other professionals should take to prevent and respond to cyberbullying of children and young people with SEND.

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