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ERIC Number: EJ788483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 150
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Cyberbullying: A Preliminary Assessment for School Personnel
Mason, Kimberly L.
Psychology in the Schools, v45 n4 p323-348 Apr 2008
Because of the advent and growth of technology, a new variation of bullying--cyberbullying--has transformed from the physical to the virtual. Cyberbullying is a form of psychological cruelty. Although cyberbullying usually occurs off school grounds, schools are experiencing its repercussions (Li, 2006). This article provides an overview of cyberbullying, defines the difference between bullying and cyberbullying, and provides a psychological explanation of cyberbullying behaviors and the psychological impact of cyberbullying. The review of literature suggests that there is a lapse in preventative intervention to create and maintain awareness and safety for young people. Implications and guidelines are provided for school personnel to address this problem and develop prevention strategies. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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