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17-05-2012, 14:42   #1
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Dublin school expels 4 pupils for 'disparaging Facebook comments'

http://www.schooldays.ie/education-n...ents-801365067

Too harsh maybe?
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17-05-2012, 14:48   #2
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Too harsh?

No.

These little ****s need to learn that cyber bullying (and any other form of bullying) is not ****ing funny.
As a victim of years of bullying, I can say that that was the least they deserved.
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17-05-2012, 14:51   #3
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Depends on what exactly was written, but online bullying shouldn't be tolerated either against students or teachers, imo.

Setting up a specific page to target these teachers was an especially stupid and malicious thing to do anyway.
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Not harsh at all.

What they need to realise/now realise is that what you say on social media should be viewed as saying the same things to a crowd of people with a microphone.
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Were the teacher couple really at it though is the question?

Although as read setting up said page with the elected "administrators" being named pupils probably deserves for them to be expelled for stupidity at least.

I guess that school's average LC points will now be a lot higher.
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they deserved to be punished.... but,

The quoted is a bit extreme, don't see why all the pupils have to close their account...
They done nothing wrong ?

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News of the expulsion comes after principal Leonie Hultgren of Harlaxton school in Toowoomba, Australia, warned all students aged under 13 they faced being excluded if they failed to shut down their Facebook accounts as instructed.
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Cyber bulllying has become such a HUGE problem that they do deserve to be made an example of, just because it doesn't go on in school doesn't mean it doesn't have an effect on other pupils.

Fair fcuks to them, a very right controversial decision, even though they will probably have to take them back eventually, but it does highlight cyber bullying!
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they deserved to be punished.... but,

The quoted is a bit extreme, don't see why all the pupils have to close their account...
They done nothing wrong ?
It is against Facebook's terms and conditions that people are not allowed use Facebook if they are under 13.

https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms

"You will not use Facebook if you are under 13."
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School expels 4 pupils for 'disparaging Facebook comments'
Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 17/05/2012. Tags: Secondary School News
Abusive remarks posted on Facebook about teachers at a school in Dublin have led to four pupils being expelled.

The students, who were all in their fifth-year at Oatlands College, are alleged to have made "vile sexual allegations" about a male and female teacher, as well as disparaging remarks about the work of another female teacher, the Irish Times reports.

Principal Keith Ryan was alerted to the comments after a member of the school's staff saw them posted on a Facebook page created by one student and administered by three others.

The four pupils were suspended for 20 days when the incident came to light and a meeting of the school board of management led to the decision this week to expel the teenagers.

News of the expulsion comes after principal Leonie Hultgren of Harlaxton school in Toowoomba, Australia, warned all students aged under 13 they faced being excluded if they failed to shut down their Facebook accounts as instructed.

In a bid to tackle online bullying and harassment in schools, Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn will this morning (May 17th) host an anti-bullying forum that can be viewed live here.

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Whoops.

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TD Mick Wallace's son among four pupils expelled from school
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I take the points about bullying, but is this a bullying issue? No other pupils were bullied and let's face it, we all had stories/rumours about teachers when we where at school. Suspension? yes. Expulsion? no.
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I take the points about bullying, but is this a bullying issue? No other pupils were bullied and let's face it, we all had stories/rumours about teachers when we where at school. Suspension? yes. Expulsion? no.

so you can bully teachers then? make up false accusations and put it on the internet. nice.
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