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ERIC Number: EJ788297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Strategies to Prevent and Heal the Mental Anguish Caused by Cyberbullying
Froeschle, Janet G.; Mayorga, Mary; Castillo, Yvette; Hargrave, Terry
Middle School Journal (J3), v39 n4 p30-35 Mar 2008
Few middle school educators have escaped the numerous warnings regarding face-to-face school bullying. While this threat is certainly real, the more common danger inflicted via technology, cyberbullying, is relatively unknown to teachers and parents. Cyberbullying has moved bullying behaviors from the schoolyard to a worldwide audience. This exposure ensures that students receive the greatest humiliation possible both during and after school. Not surprisingly, research indicates that victims (who are often also bullies) suffer from mental health problems and lowered academic achievement (Hall, 2006; Reiff, 2006; Willard, 2007). The purpose of this article is to enlighten teachers, school administrators, and school counselors about this new technological danger, describe warning signs to help recognize both victims and perpetrators, and detail school- and home-based strategies for preventing cyberbullying and healing those affected by the phenomenon.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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