One of greatest and fastest growing threats to our youth today is cyberbullying. With the explosion of technology and social networking sites on the Internet, bullying has moved from physical confrontation in the schoolyard to a more psychologically damaging experience. Cyberbullying is having a profound impact on students across the globe and educators are scrambling to know how to deal with it.
Threatening text messages, unauthorized dissemination of private videos, and postings on social networking sites are just a few of the many ways students are using cell phones and computers to ridicule, humiliate, harass and intimidate one another.
Written by respected authorities and authors Dr. Sameer Hinduja and Dr. Justin Patchin, Co-Directors of the Cyberbullying Research Center, this guide helps educators on the front lines be better equipped to implement strategies that prevent cyberbullying and, if/when it occurs, respond effectively.
All staff members need to better understand how cyberbullying can negatively impact their classroom and school climate and work together to eliminate it in all its forms.
Four-page laminated reference guide. 8 ½” x 11”. Grades K-12. © 2011.