Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats

Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats

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Online communications can be cruel and vicious. They take place 24/7. Damaging text and images can be widely disseminated and impossible to fully remove. There are emerging reports of youth suicide, violence, and abduction related to cyberbullying and cyberthreats. In this book, the author provides school counselors, administrators, teachers and parents with cutting-edge information on how to prevent and respond to cyberbullying and cyberthreats. It covers challenging issues that occur as students embrace the Internet and other digital technologies such as: *Sending offensive, harassing messages *dissing someone or spreading nasty rumors online *Disclosing someone's intimate personal information *Breaking into someone's e-mail account and sending damaging messages under that person's name *Excluding someone from an online group *Using the Internet to intimidate The book includes detailed guidelines for managing in-school use of the Internet and personal devices, including cell phones. Appendices contain reproducible assessment and program forms, as well as parent and student handouts.... their own personal moral code.11 People are more likely to waver when they can tell themselves: a€c aquot;I wona#39;t get caught. ... for self- presentation and the judgment of others.12 Disinhibition on the Internet is a neutral aspect of online behavior.

Title:Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats
Author:Nancy E. Willard
Publisher:Research Press - 2007


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