An internet safety expert has warned schools of the dangers of cellphone
text-messaging being used for bullying and harassment.
The director of the Internet Safety Group, Liz Butterfield told the
School Trustees conference in Hamilton it is a growing problem.
The widespread use of texting became obvious during recent student
protests when students used their cellphones to mobilise other students.
Butterfield says sometimes texting is used for bullying and sending
Butterfield says overseas research shows most such messages come from
She says its important that school policies on bullying and harassment
now include cellphones.