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Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age

ISBN: 978-0-470-69334-6
224 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Cyber bullying has become more prevalent through the use of e-mail, instant messages, chat rooms, and other digital messaging systems. It brings with it unique challenges. Cyber Bullying provides the most current and essential information on the nature and prevalence of this epidemic, providing educators, parents, psychologists and policy-makers with critical prevention techniques and strategies for effectively addressing electronic bullying.
  • Provides an empirically-based resource with up-to-date information about the nature and prevalence of cyber bullying through the use of email, instant messages, chat rooms, and other digital messaging systems
  • Examines the role of anonymity in electronic bullying
  • Includes feedback from focus groups and individual interviews with students and parents
  • Offers a handy reference with practical strategies for educators, parents, psychologists and policy makers about prevention and intervention of cyber bullying
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Foreword.

Preface.

1. Introduction.

2. Children’s Experiences with Traditional Forms of Bullying.

3. What is Cyber Bullying?.

4. Current Research on Cyber Bullying.

5. What Parents Can Do.

6. What Educators Can Do.

7. Laws and Policies.

8. Conclusion.

References

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Robin M. Kowalski is a professor of psychology at Clemson University. Kowalski holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research on the topic of complaining brought her international attention, including an appearance on NBC’s “Today Show.”


Susan P. Limber is Director of the Center on Youth Participation and Human Rights at the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life and Professor of Psychology at Clemson. Since 2001, she has provided consultation to National Bullying Prevention Campaign, supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration.


Patricia W. Agatston is a Licensed Professional Counselor working in a large suburban school district in metro Atlanta. She is a certified trainer for the national Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and is a crisis response team counselor and child abuse prevention advocate, who received the V.I.P. award from the Coalition for Child Abuse Prevention in 2005.

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  • Provides an empirically-based resource with the most current and criticall information about the nature and prevalence of cyber bullying through the use of email, instant messages, chat rooms, and other digital messaging systems
  • Examines the role of anonymity in electronic bullying
  • Includes feedback from riveting and informative focus groups and individual interviews with students and parents
  • Offers a handy reference with practical strategies for educators, parents, psychologists, and policy makers about prevention and intervention of cyber bullying
See More
?It provides an excellent overview of bullying research in general, paying proper attention to research from around the world, and a good overview of the cyberbullying research, much of which the authors have been directly involved in conducting.? (Research Papers in Education, August 2009)

?The authors provide current research that informs the reader as to the pervasiveness of this event in the lives of children everywhere-no child is immune.? (Family Journal, April 2009)

?Cyber Bullying provides the most current and essential information on the nature and prevalence of this epidemic, providing educators, parents, psychologists and policy-makers with critical prevention techniques and strategies for effectively addressing electronic bullying.? (The Parent Report, March 2009)

?Champions and critics of the [cyberbullying] laws agree that preventive education is a more powerful deterrent to cyberbullying than discipline. That notion is supported by Patricia Agatston, co-author of Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age and a counselor at Cobb County School District's Prevention-Intervention Center in Georgia.? (Washington Post, January 2009)

?A must-read for anyone who has access to technology, and it is particularly relevant for any parent and educator who works with youth. Cyber Bullying provides eye-opening and helpful suggestions for helping parents and educators monitor and track students' use of technology. Provides a very useful roadmap for educators and parents about this phenomenon.? (PsycCritiques)

"The school bully isn't necessarily that oversized, physically intimidating kid anymore. Humiliation by words has become just as popular--if not more so--as children's social lives have migrated online...The authors of Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age, which comes out November 14, interviewed approximately 150 middle and high school students during the spring and fall of 2006. Aside from their own first-hand research, the book includes a plethora of statistics from leading academic researchers covering cyberbullying and real-life bullying around the world." (CNET Networks)

"A very helpful guide to the cyber world for parents, teachers, school counselors and parent educators." (NASAP Family Newsletter)

?Much needed addition ? .Mandatory reading for parents of adolescents and school personnel, administrators and teachers ? .Now is the time to read this book.? (Metapsychology)

?A useful introduction to the growing problem of electronic harassment among children. The chapters providing advice to parents and educators are quite helpful.? (American Journal of Psychology)

“Fascinating, eye-opening reading about one of the most insidious problems facing anyone working with children and teens, and anyone caring about school violence.”
Michael Popkin, Ph.D., author, Taming the Spirited Child: Strategies for Parenting Challenging Children Without Breaking Their Spirits

“Bullying in The Digital Age effectively uses real life stories, research and data from leading organizations like i-SAFE to provide the world with the who, what, when, where and how of cyber bullying. This is the most comprehensive look at Cyber Bullying to date and will be a great tool for years to come.”
Teri Schroeder, CEO of i-SAFE, Inc.

"An indispensable resource that combines new research and specific, practical techniques to help parents, schools, and communities protect young people from cyber-bullying. This book will make a difference!"
Stan Davis, author, Schools Where Everyone Belongs

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