Cyberbullying : Bullying in the Digital Age

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/23/2012
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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The second edition of Cyberbullying provides the most current and essential information on the nature and prevalence of this issue and equips educators, parents, psychologists, and policy-makers with critical prevention techniques and strategies for effectively addressing electronic bullying. Completely updated to feature the latest research-based information from experts in the field of cyberbullying with both research and applied experience Covers the myriad forms of cyberbullying, including email, instant messages, social networking sites, chat rooms, and online gaming Includes feedback from riveting and informative focus groups and individual interviews with students and parents

Author Biography

Robin M. Kowalski, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Clemson University. She is the author or coauthor of several books including Complaining, Teasing, and Other Annoying Behaviors (2003), Social Anxiety (1997), Aversive Interpersonal Behaviors (1997), Behaving Badly (2001), and The Social Psychology of Emotional and Behavioral Problems (2000).

Susan P. Limber, Ph.D., is the Dan Olweus Professor at the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life and Professor of Psychology at Clemson University. She has published numerous articles on the topic of bullying. In 2004 she received the American Psychological Association's Early Career Award for Psychology in the Public Interest.

Patricia W. Agatston, Ph.D., is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Prevention Specialist with the Cobb County School District's Prevention/Intervention Center in Marietta, Georgia. She was a participant in the CDC's Expert Panel on Electronic Media and Youth Violence, and has presented nationally and internationally on cyberbullying.

Table of Contents

Foreword vi

John Halligan

Preface ix

1 Introduction 1

2 Children’s Experiences with Traditional Forms of Bullying 18

3 What Is Cyberbullying? 56

4 Current Research on Cyberbullying 89

5 What Parents Can Do 118

6 What Educators Can Do 155

7 Laws and Policies 187

8 Conclusion 223

References 233

Author Index 262

Subject Index 271

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