Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age (2nd Edition) by Robin M. Kowalski, Susan P. Limber, Patricia W. Agatston

By Robin M. Kowalski, Susan P. Limber, Patricia W. Agatston

Psychologists discover the truth of cyberbullies

Millions of youngsters are tormented by bullies every year. Advances in social media, e-mail, rapid messaging, and mobile phones, in spite of the fact that, have moved bullying from a schoolyard worry to a continuing threat.

The moment version of Cyberbullying deals the most up-tp-date details in this constantly-evolving factor and descriptions the original issues and demanding situations it increases for kids, mom and dad, and educators. Authored by means of psychologists who're across the world famous as specialists during this box, the textual content makes use of the most recent examine during this quarter to supply an up to date, trustworthy textual content excellent for fogeys and educators enthusiastic about the cyberbullying phenomenon.

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My mother dreamed of being a pe­ SIDE OF HOPE 31 diatrician; my dad dreamed the dreams of an en­ trepreneur, although he rarely gave them voice. Yet the reality is that they were both born poor, and they were both born into the grips of a segre­ gated South, only two generations removed from the Emancipation Proclamation. They grew up in the throes of abject racism and sexism and every other kind of -ism that worked against you, where even educated young men and women were all too often denied opportunities commensurate with their abilities.

There was no shock value to it any longer. She’d have probably known half the girls in the detention center any­ way. ” and she’d fall back into the same bad habits. No, the thing to do was to move her up and forward, to set the bar high and help her to reach it. I wound up placing her in an innovative outreach pro­ gram called ALPP—Alternative Life Paths Program— which offered a transitional support network for rootless kids, provided the follow-through they needed in school, and offered independent, group home living situations for high school kids.

There is tremendous inequity in the ways our laws are enforced, and the net effect is that our kids are bewil­ dered, confused by the mixed messages that are ultimately unclear. In Fulton County, for example, a kid who comes in on the misdemeanor of possessing a small amount of marijuana faces no real consequences; our system is so jammed up that there are no resources to process these kinds of cases according to the letter of the law. Yet in some of our smaller counties, where they don’t have the same caseload, that same kid might face a stiff punishment.

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