Bullies at Wishaw school knocked for buffooning fellow students on social media site – Daily Record
Students at a Wishaw school have been mercilessly bullied on a social networks website.
The Instagram page, entitled St Aidan’s Riddies, appeared to reveal students submitting images of other kids and mocking them.
The school have actually considering that reported the material to the social networks giant and informed the authorities.
The Wishaw Press was gotten in touch with by one worried gran, who declares her grand-daughter is being bullied at the school.
She stated she could not think the page when she was revealed it.
“There were photos of lots of kids on it,” said the gran, who asked not to be called for worry her grandchild would be targeted.
“It seems they publish the pictures and after that utilize personal mail to humiliate them and bully the kids.
“At one point there were videos of students battling on there as well but I understand they have actually now been gotten rid of.
“I contacted the headteacher of the school about this page and she is going to get back to me. I published on Facebook about it and wasn’t anticipating much but I had lots of messages from parents and grandparents.
“One mum informed me that her kid was self harming due to the fact that of bullies. I felt sick.
“My grand-daughter has actually been bullied at St Aidan’s for the previous four years. After an occurrence one Friday she literally asked over the weekend not to make her go back on the Monday.
“This can’t go on.”
Louise Kelly is a former student of St Aidan’s High and stated she was bullied at the school.
She was horrified at discovering the video on Instagram and insists more must be done to tackle the growing issue of social media bullying.
“One of my younger cousins revealed me the Instagram account and I could not think it,” stated 22-year-old Louise.
“The pictures are being used to bully pupils and I understand a number of girls who are already disturbed by what they have actually seen.
“This is solely a platform for awkward people and it’s revolting.
“The abuse I suffered at St Aidan’s in S1 and S2 was dreadful. It was ruthless and I ultimately moved school.
“I was physically assaulted by 2 ladies and there were no consequences for them so I’m not shocked or amazed by what is going on.
“Is the school doing enough to secure its students?”
A North Lanarkshire Council spokesperson stated St Aidan’s staff were doing everything they could to eradicate the problem.
The spokesperson continued: “The school was recently made conscious of an account on social networks bring the school’s name and including photos of pupils.
“It appears that some of these photos were posted by somebody without approval of those in the pictures, causing upset.
“Sadly the school has no power to prevent such accounts, to discover who is accountable or to eliminate them, nevertheless we alerted Cops Scotland and prompted pupils to report the post. We believe that the account has now been removed.
“Increasingly, parents and young people are experiencing concerns with online photos and remarks.
“As part of our school curriculum, we educate our youths on how to stay safe online and motivate parents and carers to keep an eye on online usage, reporting any improper content on the pertinent social media platforms, or to the authorities where proper.
“Any claims of bullying in school are completely examined and handled in line with our school and North Lanarkshire’s policy.
“Our personnel respond as promptly as possible to all contact from parents and carers and we interact with families to ensure our young people are happy in school.
“In 2015 inspectors commented on our ‘considerate, nurturing environment’ and specified that ‘practically all young people demonstrate regard through their interactions with both peers and staff’.”
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