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With the rise in teens' use of smartphones, teachers have one more reason for maintaining Rational Detachment. ABC’s Good Morning America
: the act of students luring teachers into unprofessional behavior, capturing videos of the behavior, and posting the videos on the Internet.
"Do a quick search on YouTube and find dozens of videos of teachers 'flipping out' to the jeering laughter of students—a music teacher smashes a violin, another spits on a student
in full classroom meltdown.
In this form of bullying, known as cyberbaiting
, students provoke the teacher to the breaking point, then secretly record the tantrum on a cell phone, then post it online. Not only is it humiliating, demolishing a teacher's morale, but it can cost them their job."