25 Myths about Bullying and Cyberbullying (Paperback)

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25 Myths about Bullying and Cyberbullying (Paperback)


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Learn the truth about bullying in the 21st century: what to look for, and how to cope with the social problems facing today's kids.

Whether dealing with bullying issues or worrying that they might occur, parents are faced with more challenges than ever before. In the age of the internet and social media, traditional approaches to bullying haven't kept pace with new realities, and new problems like cyberbullying have emerged. Parents searching for ways to prevent or cope with bullying are flooded by a deluge of advice, opinions, and strategies--often conflicting or, even worse, potentially harmful. 25 Myths about Bullying and Cyberbullying helps parents understand the causes and consequences of bullying, determine if something is truly a problem, and effectively deal with problems when they arise.

This practical guide enables parents to appreciate how modern digital environments impact a young person's communication and relationships, recognize the most prevalent types of psychological bullying and cyberbullying, and know when and how to intervene. The author dispels common myths related to the confronting of bullies, victims seeking revenge on bullies, keeping kids off their phones and computers to prevent cyberbullying, the links between bullying and suicide, and many others. Backed by the most recent work in bullying and cyberbullying research, this book helps parents:

  • Understand what causes, prevents, and stops bullying and cyberbullying
  • Tell the difference between bullying issues and normal 'growing pains'
  • Recognize the signs and effects of psychological bullying
  • Know when intervening is helpful, and when it can be destructive
  • Reduce social anxieties and the potential for bullying issues in children and young adults

25 Myths about Bullying and Cyberbullying is an important resource for parents of school-age children and young adults, as well as staff in educational environments.

DR. ELIZABETH K. ENGLANDER is the Founder and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University. A prolific researcher, she is the Chair of the Cyberbullying Workgroup for the Institute of Child Development and Digital Media, and sits on the Massachusetts Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Council. Dr. Englander is a nationally recognized expert in the area of bullying, cyberbullying, and children's use of technology.
Product Details ISBN: 9781118736500
ISBN-10: 1118736508
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: March 31st, 2020
Pages: 208
Language: English