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dc.contributor.authorSmit, D. M.
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-12
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-12T10:12:25Z
dc.date.available2015-05
dc.date.available2016-04-12T10:12:25Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.citationSmit, D. M. (2015). Cyberbullying in South African and American schools: a legal comparative study. South African Journal of Education, 35(2), 01-11.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0256-0100
dc.identifier.issn
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/2383
dc.descriptionArt. # 1076, 11 pages, doi: 10.15700/saje.v35n2a1076en_ZA
dc.description.abstractBullying conjures up visions of the traditional scho olyard bully and the subordinate victim. However, b ullying is no longer limited to in-person encounter, having come to incl ude cyberbullying, which takes place indirectly ove r electronic media. In this electronic age, cyber platforms proliferate at an astonishing rate, all attracting the youth in l arge number, and posing the risk that they may become subject to cyberbullying. Far from being limited to those individual learner s being cyberbullied, the effects of this phenomenon extend to the learne r collective, the school climate, and also the enti re school system, man- agement and education, thus requiring an urgent res ponse. This article first provides a general overvi ew of cyberbullying and its impact on learners, schools and education. This is done through a comparative lens, studying the e xtent of the phenome- non in both the United States and South Africa. The focus then shifts to the existing legislative fram eworks within which the phenomenon is tackled in these respective jurisdict ions, particularly the tricky balancing act require d between learners’ constitutional right to free speech and expression, and the protection of vulnerable learners’ right t o equality, dignity and privacy. The article concludes by proposing certain possible solutions to the problem.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherEducation Association of South Africa (EASA)en_ZA
dc.subjectCyberbullyingen_ZA
dc.subjectElectronic mediaen_ZA
dc.subjectHarassmenten_ZA
dc.subjectLearnersen_ZA
dc.subjectPotential solutionsen_ZA
dc.subjectRight to dignity and respecten_ZA
dc.subjectRight to free speechen_ZA
dc.subjectBullying in schools -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectBullying in schools -- United Statesen_ZA
dc.subjectSchools -- United Statesen_US
dc.subjectSchools -- South Africaen_US
dc.titleCyberbullying in South African and American schools : a legal comparative studyen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderEducation Association of South Africa (EASA)en_ZA


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