Cutting-edge strategies—ready when you need them.
Before bullying surfaces in your school, you need to be ready. This book is organized so you can find the answers you need to make meaningful changes in the way you prevent and respond to bullying.
The authors know the challenges educators face. Here they’ve distilled nearly 15 years of research into bite-sized chapters, with strategies and real-world examples to put ideas into action. You’ll learn:
About the Authors
How to distinguish bullying from other hurtful behaviors
The connection between cyberbullying and in-person bullying
Responses that work—and ones that don’t
Prevention strategies to put in place now
Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. His research explores the intersection of teens and technology, with particular focus on cyberbullying, online social networking, and sexting. He travels around the United States (and abroad) training educators, counselors, law enforcement officers, parents, and teens on how to prevent and respond to adolescent misuses of technology. Dr. Patchin is Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center (www.cyberbullying.us) and has written six books and numerous articles on adolescent behaviors online. He has spoken at the White House and the FBI Academy, and has appeared on CNN, NPR, and in the New York Times to discuss issues related to teens' use and misuse of technology.
Dr. Sameer Hinduja is a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University and Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center (www.cyberbullying.us). He is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying and safe social networking, concerns that have paralleled the exponential growth in online communication by young people. Outside of research and evaluation expertise, Dr. Hinduja provides training to schools, youth organizations, parents, and teens on how to avoid online victimization and its real-world consequences. His interdisciplinary work is widely published and cited, and has been featured in numerous local, state, national, and international media outlets.
"This is an incredibly helpful book filled with practical, specific knowledge to help school personnel know how to deal with bullying at school and online. Patchin and Hinduja know what they are talking about. Every educator working to prevent bullying should read this book." -- Kim Mazauskas, Bullying Prevention and Intervention Coordinator "Patchin and Hinduja have done it again! It's hard to know how to interpret incidents and determine the best way to respond, and this resource provides clarity to make sure we're best able to safeguard and help our students. The conversational tone of the chapters and questions for reflection make this an ideal book for faculty discussion groups around bullying. I highly recommend it!" -- Dr. Patti Agatston, Prevention Specialist and President of the International Bullying Prevention Association "A common-sense practical approach by authors who have the knowledge and passion to help all who work with students." -- Deb Bible, Educational Consultant "Bullying Today: Bullet Points and Best Practices" is a handy guide and great tool to lead school teams in healthy and meaningful discussions about bullying. If offers helpful information about history and current best practices that will help prepare educators to create a positive bully free atmosphere in the school environment and beyond." -- Avis Canty, Instructional Technology Facilitator
Defining bullying: What it is and what it isn't
1. Bullies or Best Friends? The Challenge of Interpreting Interpersonal Relationships
2. Distinguishing Bullying from Other Hurtful Behaviors
3. Can Someone be an Unintentional Bully>
4. The Case for Including Intent in a Definition of Bullying
Bullying by the Numbers: What we know
5. 160,000 Students Stay Home from School Every Day Because of Bullying. Really?
6. Cyberbullying: Neither an Epidemic nor a Rarity
7. Small Samples Don't Speak ""Truth""
8. Ban School, Open Facebook
9. Does Bullying ""Cause"" Suicide?
10. Most Who Bully Online Bully at School
11. Cyberbullying Less Emotionally Impactful than In-Person Bullying?
12. Educators, Students, and Conversations about Technology Misuse
13. Nothing Works? Taking Stock of America's ""War on Bullying""
The lowdown on laws related to bullying
14. The Criminalization of Cyberbullying
15. Cyberbullying Law Ruled Too Vague
16. Should Cities Have a Cyberbullying Ordinance?
17. Educator Searches of Private Student Social Media Profiles: The Illinois Experiment
18. Wisconsin Extends Restraining Orders Beyond State Borders
19. Cell Phone Searches: Implications for Educators from Riley v. California
20. Minnesota's New Bullying Law and the Ability of Educators to Respond to Off-Campus Bullying
21. Bullying, Students with Disabilities, and Federal Law
Preventing Bullying Before it Starts: What you can do
22. Bullying Assembly Programs - What Schools Need to Know
23. What the Best Bullying and Cyberbullying Assembly Speakers Do
24. Student Advisory Boards Can Inform Bullying Policies and Prevention
25. Deterring Teen Bullying: Dos and Don'ts
26. Should Schools Monitor Students' Social Media Accounts?
27. Addressing Discrimination to Prevent Bullying
28. Ideas to Make Kindness Go Viral
29. Anti-Bullying Youth Rally at Schools
30. Students Plays to Combat Bullying
Rational responses to bullying: What works and what doesn't
31. Anonymous Reporting for Bullying and Cyberbullying Incidents
32. Setting up a Free Bullying and Cyberbullying Reporting System with Google Voice
33. Video Evidence of Bullying: Implications for Effective Response
34. Law Enforcement Involvement in Bullying Incidents: Different Rules and Roles
35. Holding Parents Responsible for Their Child's Bullying
36. A Potential Response to Cyberbullying: Talking to the Parents of the Bully
37. Can a School Respond to Off-Campus Cyberbullying?
38. When Can Educators Search Student Cell Phones?
39. Why Confiscating Student Cell Phones Might Be a Bad Idea
40. Less Schoolwide Bans on Devices, More School Climate Initiatives
41. Teens and Technology, School District Policy Issues
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 18th April 2016
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.7
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1