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Cyberbaiting on the Rise as Teacher Tantrums Posted to YouTube

By Crisis Prevention Institute | Posted on 05.13.2011 | 0 comments
Cyberbaiting on the Rise as Teacher Tantrums Posted to YouTube
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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 examines cyberbaiting: 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."
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