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ERIC Number: EJ915398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
School and Law Enforcement Efforts to Combat Cyberbullying
Stewart, Daniel M.; Fritsch, Eric J.
Preventing School Failure, v55 n2 p79-87 2011
Although most youth have positive experiences while using technology, bullying by electronic means, or cyberbullying, is becoming an increasing problem. Not only does it have the potential to significantly disrupt the educational environment, but it also can result in severe psychological and physical consequences for victims. In this article, the authors present an overview of the problem, reviewing the most relevant empirical studies and providing a clearer picture of the characteristics associated with cyberbullying. Moreover, they discuss the extant case law and legislation that allow school administrators and law enforcement to intervene in cyberbullying incidents. Last, they examine the many shortcomings of local law enforcement in their efforts toward fighting cybercrime. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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