There are few statistics available on school bullying in the UAE, but one thing is for sure, it’s a known and rapidly increasing problem, with an estimated one third of the student population being affected.
A recent seminar on prevention of bullying in schools that took place in Abu Dhabi this month called for parents, teachers and school leaders to unite in trying to educate students on how to behave towards others and also how to reach out for help if they are being bullied.
Technology can make it easy for students to bully others in school. However, it can also help mitigate its effects by providing ways for teachers to monitor what terms students are searching for online or what they are typing or copying – and allows them to keep a watchful eye over their most vulnerable pupils.
Our complete solution for schools, NetSupport DNA (Education Edition), is already being used in classrooms across the world. It provides IT asset management, classroom management and safeguarding tools specifically designed for the education sector. With its Report a Concern tool, it offers a lifeline to students who are being bullied by enabling them to silently reach out to a trusted teacher for help – in complete confidence. Teachers can also view a history of concerns for a particular student, so any recurring problems are highlighted to allow teachers to take the appropriate action.
In addition, there is a vast range of IT asset management, remote support and security features for technicians to use in NetSupport DNA’s education and corporate versions. For the perfect opportunity to see the full NetSupport range, why not go along to GISEC 2017 (21st and 23rd May 2017) at the Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE. Our partner, Bulwark, will be providing demonstrations and answering all of your questions in Hall ZAB5, Stand B-100. We look forward to seeing you there!