Behaviour Management

Don’t Ignore Trolling in Your School!

Trolling is a form of online bullying that can devastate young people. But the more you look into it, the more disturbing it gets, with new evidence emerging that some young people are trolling themselves. It this a cry for help or a form of self-harm? Ken Corish investigates.
Young people looking at phone in contempt

On 2 August 2013, Hannah Smith died. This 14-year-old Leicestershire schoolgirl, described by her family as bubbly, happy and self-confident, took her own life amid claims she was bullied online and the victim of “trolling”.

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