Cyberbullying. Bullying in the Digital Age, 2nd Edition

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Robin M Kowalski, Susan P Limber, Patricia W Agatston

Cyberbullying. Bullying in the Digital Age, 2nd Edition
294 pages
2012
ISBN: 9781444334814

Millions of children are affected by bullies each year. Advances in social media, email, instant messaging, and cell phones, however, have moved bullying from a school yard fear to a constant threat. The second edition of Cyberbullying offers the most current information on this constantly evolving issue and outlines the unique concerns and challenges it raises for children, parents, and educators. Authored by psychologists who are internationally recognised as experts in this field, the text uses the latest research in this area to provide an updated, reliable text ideal for parents and educators concerned about the cyberbullying phenomenon.

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

"This indispensable book shows us the reality of young peoples' digital lives and presents a wide range of specific, practical, and research-based interventions to build online safety, reduce harm, and help youth develop positive digital citizenship. Highly recommended!"
- Stan Davis, author of Schools Where Everyone Belongs and Empowering Bystanders in Bullying Prevention

"Accurate information is empowerment. With this book, Kowalski, Limber and Agatston empower all of us to cut through the hype around cyberbullying and address it intelligently and with the sensitivity it requires."
- Anne Collier, Editor for NetFamilyNews.org and Co-Director of ConnectSafely.org

"This book provides an eloquent mix of research theories and findings, together with actual experiences, in the important area of cyberbullying. It is especially strong in well-developed and comprehensive chapters about what parents and educators can do, to reduce both the likelihood of cyberbullying happening, and its negative consequences."
- Peter K. Smith, Goldsmiths College, University of London