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Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying

Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard helps educators confront technology-based aggression and ensure the safe and responsible use of computers and the Internet.

Sameer Hinduja Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to CyberbullyingSynopsis
Cyberbullying is the intentional and repeated act of causing harm to others through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices. The authors help educators understand the potential consequences of this deliberate behavior and present strategies for effective identification, prevention, and response.

Focusing on the way technology can facilitate or magnify bullying behavior, this comprehensive resource offers information, guidelines, and resources to give students the protection they need. Written by leading experts, this groundbreaking book offers the voices of youth affected by or involved in real cyberbullying incidents and includes:

  • Illustrations of what cyberbullying looks like
  • Tips for identifying cyberbullies or targets
  • "Breakout boxes" highlighting hundreds of anti-cyberbullying strategies
  • A review of current research and legal rulings
  • Strategies for responsible social networking
  • Follow-up reflection questions in each chapter
  • Guidelines for working with parents and law enforcement

Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard helps educators confront technology-based aggression and ensure the safe and responsible use of computers and the Internet.

Biography - Dr. Sameer Hinduja is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University and Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. He is a member of the Research Advisory Board for Harvard University's Internet Safety Task Force, and works nationally and internationally with schools, law enforcement, businesses, parents, and adolescents to reduce online victimization and its real-world consequences. His most recent book is entitled “Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying” with Sage Publications (Corwin Press).

Dr. Hinduja's interdisciplinary research is widely published in a number of peer-reviewed academic journals, including Journal of Adolescence, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, Journal of School Violence, Ethics and Information Technology, CyberPsychology and Behavior, and Security Journal, and has been featured in hundreds of print and online articles around the world, as well as on radio and TV. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University (focus area: computer crime) and his B.S. in Criminal Justice (minor in legal studies) from the University of Central Florida Honors College. At FAU, he has won both Researcher of the Year and Teacher of the Year, the two highest honors across the entire university.

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