Cyberbullying: Identification, Prevention, and Response Cyberbullying Research Center

Cyberbullying: Identification, Prevention, and Response

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin One of greatest and fastest growing threats to our youth today is cyberbullying. With the explosion of technology and social networking sites on the Internet, bullying has moved from physical confrontation in the schoolyard to a more psychologically damaging experience. Cyberbullying is having a profound impact on students…

Overview of Cyberbullying White Paper for the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention Cyberbullying Research Center

Overview of Cyberbullying White Paper for the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin Kids have been bullying each other for generations. The latest generation, however, has been able to utilize technology to expand their reach and the extent of their harm. This phenomenon is being called cyberbullying, defined as: “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones,…

A Student’s Guide to Personal Publishing Cyberbullying Research Center image 1

A Student’s Guide to Personal Publishing

By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja This handout discusses issues that students should consider when creating offline or online content and then publishing it for others to see. It also provides guidelines that can inform how best to make and share ideas, opinions, and multi-media in a way that does not lead to negative…

Cyberbullying and Online Harassment: Reconceptualizing the Victimization of Adolescent Girls Cyberbullying Research Center image 1

Cyberbullying and Online Harassment: Reconceptualizing the Victimization of Adolescent Girls

By Amanda Burgess-Proctor, Justin W. Patchin, and Sameer Hinduja Growing public awareness of electronic bullying and harassment among adolescents suggests the need to empirically investigate this increasingly common and problematic behavior. Although studies of cyberbullying and online harassment among young people are nascent, preliminary findings suggest that victimization can undermine the freedom of youth to…