Teachers are abused by parents through Social Medias
The problem of teachers being abused by the parents has risen up sharply. 40% teachers have said that, they have been attacked by the parents in Social Medias in the past year.
The school staff are facing sexist, racist and homophobic comments, as well as offensive remarks about their appearance and competence.
One teacher said they were harassed for nine months by children who sent sexually explicit messages and set up a fake social media account in their name. In another example, a heavily pregnant teacher was described in filthy words while others have had photos posted alongside with filthy words. The most common age of students’ who perform the abusive activities is 14-16 (57%). Five percent are aged 7-11.
It appears that more parents are the perpetrators of the abuse. Some teachers’ complaint that the insulting and personal comments are taking their toll on teachers’ health and well-being and undermining their confidence to do their job. So, many teachers suspect that they are being abused online but dare not look, for fear they could never walk into their school again to have to face their abusers.
While there has been some improvement in action taken on reported abuse, there are still too many cases where no appropriate action is taken and teachers are being left devastated, humiliated and traumatized.