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School BullyingNew Perspectives on a Growing Problem$
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David R. Dupper

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199859597

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859597.001.0001

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Cyberbullying: Taking Bullying to New Levels of Cruelty

Cyberbullying: Taking Bullying to New Levels of Cruelty

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School Bullying

David R. Dupper

Oxford University Press

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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