“I hate my teacher”.  “She is a cow”.    “She sucks”  “Everyone hates her”. . “Everyone wants her to die”.   And so on….

It is remarkable that on the internet we find lots of websites informing parents how they can learn their kids how to cope with bullying and to ‘teach’ them how to use the social media. So to protect them.   https://smartsocial.com/facebook-for-kids-parents-guide/

Hardly any concern about the schools and how they cope with blaming and bullying. Or, it is about the role of teachers in recognizing bullying.

Why is it, that schools are hardly talking about a growing problem in schools: the online blaming and bullying of teachers? https://nobullying.com/students-bullying-teachers-a-new-epidemic/ (USA)

It is known that youngsters are bullying each other already for a longer time. And schools have developed plans and strategies for that. Yet, sometimes (research says) that even in 2017 teachers have difficulties to recognize bullying and are even doubting what bullying is. (https://www.beauoldenburg.com/ and  https://www.beauoldenburg.com/publications-1

It is even that we are now in a phase that parents are also prepared to blame teachers. And that can go far!  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/teachers-face-a-storm-of-bullying-by-the-childrens-parents-10150331.html  (UK)

Hardly any concern about the schools and how they cope with blaming and bullying. Or, it is about the role of teachers in recognizing bullying.

A forgotten group:

“I did not  know what they said about me”, a teacher is saying after the leader of the school is informing her, about what is said about her on the social media. First there is the shock. Me too? Second: why me?  Who did that? X?? Always had nice conversations with her. Always friendly to me. I expect such things from Y or Z, but not from her. What to do? Discussions in the teacher’s room about what to do and also, about the ‘friendly’ bully. Talking with a friend, with a colleague, with the director of the school. Shall we inform the police?

Teachers don’t believe it . There is always a reason why, they think . At that moment they think they must be pedagogues and must forgive, doing as if they are not hurt, as if they can cope with it in a professional way, as if they have no feelings.  CRAZY of course, such arguments. It hurts . It hurts a lot. And then there is the shock again.   Why did you do this. “Oh, well she also liked me several times and I am friends with her, so I have to do that as well………………………………….”

The impact is huge! Teachers leaving the job. Teachers becoming more careful, teachers becoming uncertain, teachers avoiding certain kids etc.  How trained are school leaders to cope with this phenomena?