Teachers abused online 'feel very personally hurt'

Teachers who are abused online by their own pupils "feel very personally hurt" by the vitriol directed at them on the internet, a headmaster of an east London school told Daybreak.

Ges Smith, the headmaster of a school in Walthamstow, said there were "two elements" to the effects of online abuse.

"One, it can be professionally and credibly damaging. And two, I have seen people who have been abused by young people online and they actually feel very personally hurt by it."


Teachers subjected to 'vile online abuse from pupils'

An increasing number of teachers are receiving online threats from pupils and some parents, a survey has shown. A poll conducted by the NASUWT teaching union found 21% of teachers had abuse hurled at them via a social media website.