This volume details the extent and types of cyberbullying and offers practical advice for combatting the problem from a variety of approaches.
Preface Acknowledgements Ch. 1: The New Reality of Bullying and Cyber Bullying Ch. 2: Characteristics and Causes of Bullying Among Individuals and Groups Ch. 3: The Technological Means and Methods of Cyber Bullying Ch. 4: Cyber Bullying Research, Surveys and Studies Ch. 5: Legal Issues What Can be Done About Cyber Bullying? Ch. 6: Closing the Digital Divide for Parents Ch. 7: Emerging Best Practices for Schools Ch. 8: Advice for Students and Other Victims of All Ages Reference List
Samuel C. McQuade III, currently serves as the Professional Studies Graduate Program Coordinator at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a former Air National Guard security officer, deputy sheriff and police officer, police organizational change consultant, National Institute of Justice Program Manager for the U.S Department of Justice, and Study Director for the Committee on Law and Justice at the National Research Council of the National Academies of Sciences. His textbook Understanding and Managing Cybercrime was published in 2006.James P. Colt, is the Coordinator of School Safety and Security for the Monroe 1 BOCES school district. He is a former police officer employed by the State University of New York, and also served as a criminal justice instructor and school community safety specialist. He is the chair of the district-wide bullying prevention committee at Monroe 1 BOCES, and is an active member of the Monroe County Community Task Force on Bullying Prevention.Nancy B. Meyer, is an established community activist against bullying and cyber bullying. She routinely travels throughout the U.S. and other nations where she interviews young people about their bullying experiences. She has worked in schools and conducted community workshops about bullying, and has offered counseling services to students and parents struggling to manage familial, school-related, treatment and legal issues stemming from incidents of bullying.
"[The authors'] review of case law is even-handed and informative.
"As researchers in the field, the authors are able to provide a timely, up-to-date examination of cyber bullying. . . . The authors maintain a balanced, thoughtful tone as they discuss research and legal issues and offer advice for parents, schools, and students themselves. A final chapter looks at bullying of older adults. The authors are careful not to sensationalize the topic, but they do include sidebars presenting personal experiences that vividly demonstrate the hazards of uncontrolled bullying. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates; community and technical college students; faculty; professionals; general readers." - Choice
"... deserves repeated, ongoing mention as the definitive text on the topic. It will reach high school to college-level students in social issues and computer subjects alike ... Any library serious about the social impact of computer use needs this in-depth coverage." - Midwest Book Review