Bullying and Cyberbullying

Bullying and Cyberbullying

What Every Educator Needs to Know

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Baker & Taylor
Identifies characteristics of bullies, examining patterns of behavior and discussing the unique problems of the digital environment.

Harvard Education Pr
"Bullying" is a term that’s being, well, bullied. It’s been rendered essentially powerless by being constantly kicked around,” writes nationally recognized bullying expert Elizabeth Kandel Englander. In this practical and insightful book, Englander dispels pervasive myths and misconceptions about peer cruelty, bullying, and cyberbullying. Drawing on her own and others’ research, she shows how educators can flag problematic behaviors and frame effective responses. Englander puts a special focus on “gateway” behaviors—those subtle actions that, unchecked, can quickly escalate into more serious misbehavior—and explores how students perceive their own and their peers’ behavior.

Written in an accessible, conversational tone and informed by careful research, this timely book is an essential guide for educators. Key takeaways include the impact of technology on social behavior, a framework for responding effectively to bullies—including innovative ideas about the role of social peers—and suggestions for working with parents.

This book debunks myths about bullying while providing key strategies teachers can use to prevent peer cruelty and cyberbullying. It is an essential book for educators wanting to prevent bullying both in the classroom and over the Internet.

Book News
Englander (psychology, Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, Bridgewater State U.) assists educators in understanding and responding to bullying and cyberbullying. First, she summarizes her research about patterns of behavior among bullies, especially gateway behaviors, and gives guidelines for assessing ambiguous behaviors, as well as discussing why bullying has become more changeable in cyberspace. Then, she outlines the prevalence of bullying, the characteristics of bullies, how digital behaviors relate to in-school socializing, the impact of electronics on the development of children's social skills, challenges in addressing the online behaviors of tech-savvy children, and new research on the unique problems of digital communications, such as sexting, self-cyberbullying, and other risky online behaviors. Subsequent chapters detail practical ways to address these issues, and the perspectives of parents and how to work with them. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Education Press, c 2013
ISBN: 9781612505992
Characteristics: vi, 206 p. ; 23 cm


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