E-breaches on trend

North West Telegraph - - Telegraph News - Bethany Hi­att

Pub­lic school stu­dents were handed more than 2000 sus­pen­sions last year for of­fences such as cy­ber bul­ly­ing, us­ing mo­bile phones to film fights or shar­ing hate­ful or in­ap­pro­pri­ate ma­te­rial on­line.

Lat­est school sus­pen­sion fig­ures ob­tained from the Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment in­clude the new cat­e­gory of “e-breaches” for the first time. They show that more than 2118 sus­pen­sion no­tices were is­sued to stu­dents last year for un­ac­cept­able be­hav­iour while us­ing so­cial me­dia or elec­tronic de­vices.

The data shows that more than 12,598 stu­dents were sus­pended for of­fences rang­ing from break­ing school rules to phys­i­cal as­sault, com­pared with 13,365 in 2015.

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