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ERIC Number: EJ1182235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: EISSN-2476-0730
Cyberbullying: Role of the School Counselor in Mitigating the Silent Killer Epidemic
Paolini, Allison
International Journal of Educational Technology, v5 n1 p1-8 2018
This manuscript will focus on cyber-bullying, which has become an epidemic in this country amongst children and teenagers of all different races, backgrounds, socioeconomic status, and religious beliefs. Using virtual mediums to harass, taunt, tease, threaten, and bully has become pervasive due to the availability of technology, the incredible ability to reach endless audiences, its relentlessness, as well as the aspect of anonymity. Cyberbullying can have many detrimental repercussions including decreased academic performance, poor social skills, reduced self-worth, isolation, loneliness, depression, anxiety, truancy, and suicide. School counselors play a critical role in helping perpetrators, as well as students who fall victim to cyberbullying by taking a strength based approach, teaching soft skills and social emotional learning, encouraging students to become more assertive, empathic, empowered, assisting students in regaining control, focusing on setting realistic goals, as well as encouraging increased parental involvement and monitoring of social media. The definition of cyberbullying, statistics, consequences, as well as best practices and the role of the school counselor to mitigate cyberbullying will be discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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