School asks parents to ban their children from using social media for two years in an attempt to sto
A school has asked parents to ban their children from using social media for two years in an effort to combat cyber bullying.
Kowhai Intermediate School in Auckland, New Zealand wants its students to stop using social media even when they are not at school.
A newsletter published on the school's website outlines the social media ban.
'We believe it would be highly beneficial for our students and indeed families to create and support a social media-free community for students outside of school hours during their two years at Kowhai,' it reads.
The request to ban social media is part of the school's 'ICT contract', and was brought about as a result of 'incidents' which affect students in 2017.'These incidents have occurred outside of school hours on private social media accounts that we have no rights or responsibility for,' the newsletter reads.