Teen Cyberbullying Investigated: Where Do Your Rights End and Consequences Begin?

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Thomas A Jacobs

  • Teen Cyberbullying Investigated

208 pages
Age Range: 12+
ISBN: 9781575423395

The Internet age has led to a different kind of teen bullying: cyberbullying. What is cyberbullying and what can teens do about it?

In Teen Cyberbullying Investigated, Judge Tom Jacobs presents a powerful collection of landmark court cases involving teens and charges of cyberbullying and cyberharassment. This riveting, informative guide will help young people understand what cyberbullying is and is not, recognise when they may be its victims or perpetrators, and learn tactics for successfully dealing with it.

What is cyberbullying? Cyberbullying includes:

  • sending harassing or threatening emails, voicemails, texts, or instant messages to someone
  • spreading hateful comments about someone through emails, blogs, or chat rooms
  • stealing passwords and sending threatening messages using a false identity
  • building a Web site to target specific people

What can young people do about this new type of teenage bullying? In his timely book, Judge Jacobs shares a wealth of knowledge, ideas, suggestions, and expert opinions honed from his years as a juvenile court judge, law professor, and author. Each chapter features a seminal cyberbullying case and resulting decision, asks readers whether they agree with the decision, and urges them to think about how the decision affects their lives. Chapters also include related cases, tips, important facts and statistics, and suggestions for further reading.

With an ever-increasing number of serious cases of cyberharassment and school violence, this book is needed more urgently than ever. The concepts here are universal in the internet age and although the cases are from the USA they will provoke lively discussion with local teens.