Cyberbullying in Social Media within Educational Institutions: Featuring Student, Employee, and Parent Information (Paperback)
  • Cyberbullying in Social Media within Educational Institutions: Featuring Student, Employee, and Parent Information (Paperback)

Cyberbullying in Social Media within Educational Institutions: Featuring Student, Employee, and Parent Information (Paperback)

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Paperback 212 Pages / Published: 07/01/2016
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Cyberbullying in social media is one of the most important concerns in educational institutions at the K-12 and higher education levels today. Cyberbullying is complicated because it involves children, parents, and other family members as well as society at-large. It hurts the victim, the cyberbully, their families, their friends, others at and beyond the school, and our American society in countless direct and indirect ways - educationally, emotionally, mentally, physically, socially, and in some cases it takes the victim's life away. Sometimes the results of cyberbullying are intentional, other times the results are unintended. This book presents the information from the collaborative efforts and perspectives of a current school district superintendent who has researched and worked day-to-day with the issues, and an attorney currently dealing with the legal issues relevant to cyberbullying. This book is helpful to students, parents, educators, mental and medical health professionals, and attorneys who work with the misery, fears, terror and other consequences of cyberbullying in social media.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475825824
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 327 g
Dimensions: 228 x 150 x 16 mm

With the proliferation of social media and its integration into the daily lives of children and adolescents, cyberbullying has become a critical issue in basic school safety. Horowitz (a school district superintendent) and Bollinger (an attorney) offer a curated discussion examining the complexity of cyberbullying as a phenomenon and its effects on safety and quality of life for its victims. The text guides the reader through a foundational examination of cyberbullying interactions and the potential detrimental effects on a person's educational, emotional, and physical well-being. In addition, the authors review current legal aspects of cyberbullying across various states and the effects of cyberbullying on educational practices. While the text is not intended to serve as definitive legal advice, the discussion offers a high-quality, jargon-free examination of this complex topic. The text is highly recommended for current and future educators as well as associated professionals-including mental and medical health professionals-working in all levels of education. Additionally, the text is recommended for general readers interested in the topic. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; general readers. * CHOICE *
Both a primer and a refresher course, this book is sure to find its way into many educators' hands. * Library Journal *
Clearly the use of social media and other web-based resources are a vital part of a 21st century education. Dorothy Bollinger, Esq. and Dr. Merle Horowitz's new book, Cyberbullying and Social Media Within Educational Institutions, is a compelling and convincing text which reinforces the need for educators, parents, students, and community members to be vigilant in ensuring that students and faculty members are 'safe' both physically and psychologically in America's schools. The book provides a very convincing argument for ethical and appropriate Internet use as well as offering a wealth of quality resources for educators. This is a must read for today's educational professionals. The case studies provide real time and life examples of our need to be vigilant to protect our students and staff members. I encourage my colleagues to inculcate the work of Merle Horowitz and Dorothy Bollinger. -- Amy F. Sichel, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools, Abington, Pennsylvania, Past-President of AASA, Alexandria, Virginia
For those school administrators uncertain about the nature or implications of cyber-bullying, the contents of this volume by Horowitz and Bollinger will be eye-opening. They make clear the many ways in which students but particularly teachers can and are victimized through yet another misuse of the Internet. The significantly unique contribution of this volume, however, comes from their application of the case study method used widely in legal education to make explicit the liabilities to school systems of ignoring the problem and the legal implications for cyberbullies when caught! This is a must-read for those in charge of school systems and of schools! -- Raymond P. Lorion, Ph.D., Dean, College of Education, Towson University, Towson, MD
In Cyberbullying and Social Media Within Educational Institutions, Horowitz and Bollinger have written an accessible and useful book that surveys the challenges presented by cyberbullying. They provide a clear look at what counts as cyberbullying and problematic social media use. They discuss educational and legal issues involving students, educators and parents, and discuss the standards that educational institutions and the courts have used in addressing situations related to cyberbullying and problematic social media use. This book is an excellent overview as well as a handy reference guide with practical advice for educators at all levels, for parents, and for attorneys. -- Harris Sokoloff, Ph.D., Director, Center for School Study Councils, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Penn Project for Civic Engagement

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