Cyber bullying: bullying in the digital age

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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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Contents

Introduction
1
Childrens Experiences with Traditional Forms
17
What is Cyber Bullying?
41
Current Research on Cyber Bullying
67
What Parents Can Do
89
What Educators Can Do
123
Laws and Policies
153
Conclusion
181
References
191
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About the author (2008)

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.