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Bullying  - Beyond the Schoolyard

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This book is an excellent resource that clearly presents the relevant issues and provides many practical strategies to help readers address cyberbullying.
Alfonso E. Lenhardt, President and CEO, National Crime Prevention Council

This timely and informative book brings adults up to speed on how kids are using technology to harm their peers.
Tina Meier, Cyberbullying Activist, The Megan Meier Foundation

Hinduja and Patchin are two of the most respected researchers on cyberbullying, and their in-depth research lays the foundation for this book. This book contains the best practices that principals can implement at their schools to prevent and respond to acts of cyberbullying.
Gerald N. Tirozzi, Executive Director, National Association of Secondary School Principals

An important contribution to the burgeoning literature on cyberbullying and a valuable tool for concerned adults that will enhance the safety and well-being of young people as they navigate their increasingly technological worlds.
Scott Hirschfeld, Director of Curriculum, Anti-Defamation League

This book provides timely research, best practices, and personal voices from students that will go a long way toward improving student safety.
Gail Connelly, Executive Director, National Association of Elementary School Principals

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I really like the substantial emphasis on research, both from the authors and others. This not only enhances the authors’ credibility (as individuals who are intensively studying this topic) but also grounds their statements by connecting research to practice. This is always needed. I think the authors’ table of contents shows that they are deeply involved in this issue and understand the various parameters of the problems and possible solutions.

What is unique about this book is that it is written by two experts in criminal justice. Most bullying books are usually written from the perspective of psychologists and education experts, both of whom have valuable contributions to make on the issue. However, until recently there has been little in the way of contribution from the legal community, and this book makes a significant contribution from that perspective. It gives parents, schools, teachers, and counselors the tools they need to address the issue of bullying from a legal perspective. It is also refreshing to know that the issue of cyber bullying is being taken seriously by the legal community, and that some of its members are providing excellent resources to the community to help stop the problem.

This book is an absolute must have for any individual that didn’t grow up in a “wired world” and deals with young adults on a regular basis. For those of us floundering in the unknowns of cyber-space, I truly felt this book gave me a starting point to become informed enough to deal with situations and possibly prevent abuse of the web before it occurs. It is easy to read and extremely well organized. After the initial read it can be used over and over again as a reference source. This is the first educational text I have read in a long while that has immediate practical application. It proved to reinforce that concerns I was having about inappropriate behavior online were real and provided me with the tools to cope with the situation, as well as give me options and solutions to the problem! I will buy two copies of this book; one for my bookshelf at home the other to place next to my computer at school. What a fantastic source of information and tool for reference.

This book is easy to read. It is written to engage a variety of audiences. It makes connections to what schools should know already about bullying and then helps us connect to the similarities and differences with cyberbullying. The book provides practical strategies and data. The reference sections provide resources for people that want to explore the topic more. There is also an emotional connection that I made as an educator to the children we need to reach including the bullies and the victims.

This book gives the reader a guide how to identify, prevent and respond to cyberbullying. The reader gains an understanding of terminology, and legal issues. There is also a strong focus on the educator’s/parent’s/student’s roles in preventing cyberbullying. The specific recommendations for the school and the parents, such as samples of guiding questions, and sample contracts aides the bookin its goal. The series of questions that the parents can use for when they are trying to gain an understanding of their child’s internet use and experiences is very valuable.

This book make a very substantial and valuable contribution to the field in its comprehensive scope of the topic; inclusion of theoretical literature, empirical research, case scenarios, and laws.

This book clearly makes a very positive contribution to the important issue of cyberbullying. It not only cites numerous sources, but it contributes the authors’ research on the subject. If any educator, parent, child, or law enforcement personnel had a question about cyberbullying, this is the source to use to find answers. It is well researched and clearly and concisely written. It provides definitions and examples as well as practical and timely advice to deal with this current and harmful issue.
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© 2012 Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin