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Cyberbullying: Taking Bullying to New Levels of Cruelty

David R. Dupper

in School Bullying

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199859597
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199315932 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859597.003.0003

Series: Oxford Workshop Series - School of Social Work Association of America

Cyberbullying: Taking Bullying to New Levels of Cruelty

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This chapter begins by discussing the pervasive role of electronic devices in the lives of today's youth. It then considers the definition and prevalence of cyberbullying among today's children and youth. It examines the unique legal issues involved in combating cyberbullying. It discusses strategies designed to combat and prevent cyberbullying, including school-based strategies, as well as interventions for families and communities. It concludes with a discussion of strategies for making the Internet a place of compassion and connection.

Keywords: internet; children; youth; cyberbullies; prevention; interventions

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