Cultivating Youth Resilience to Prevent Bullying and Cyberbullying Victimization

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin In an effort to better prevent and respond to bullying and cyberbullying, schools are recognizing a need to focus on positive youth development. One often-neglected developmental construct in this rubric is resilience, which can help students successfully respond to the variety of challenges they face. Enhancing this internal…

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Resilience: Avoiding Victimization By Developing Social Competence

This presentation is designed for youth professionals who would like to supplement their existing programming and policies with student-centered empowerment. As more attention is given to the importance of cultivating socio-emotional learning skills among students, it seems vital to increasingly consider one often-neglected component: resilience. As critical as it is to shape and improve the…

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Federal Commission on School Safety

Yesterday, I testified on “cyberbullying and social media” in front of the Federal Commission of School Safety, chaired by Secretary Betsy DeVos and comprised of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (Homeland Security), Secretary Alex Azar (Health and Human Services), and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Collectively, they are trying to garner insight on the ecology of schools and…

Bullying and Cyberbullying: How Schools Can Help Parents Do Their Part

This talk will teach participants to: Help educators form an alliance and symbiotic relationship with parents, where both realize they are on the same side, and where they work together Clarify how educators must convey their policies and programming to families strategically, so their role and protocol is known Offer conversation pointers to navigate challenging…

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The Priority for Cyberbullying Prevention

With First Lady Melania Trump mentioning cyberbullying as the major social issue she would like to prioritize and tackle during her husband’s U.S. presidential administration, everyone in my line of work has been buzzing about what that could possibly mean. These last eight years have brought good progress with anti-bullying and anti-cyberbullying efforts by the…

About Us

About the Cyberbullying Research Center The Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. Cyberbullying can be defined as “Willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.” It is also known as “cyber bullying,” “electronic…

Cyberbullying Research in the United States

Here is the research we’ve found on cyberbullying in the United States of America, with the most recent first. Please email us if you have any articles to add with the details ordered in the same format as the others. Author(s): Chapin, J. Year: 2016 Title: Adolescents and Cyber Bullying: The Precaution Adoption Process Model…

Cyberbullying Research in Ireland

Here is the research we’ve found on cyberbullying in Ireland, with the most recent first. Please email us if you have any articles to add with the details ordered in the same format as the others. Author(s): Munnelly, A., Farrell, L., O’Connor, M., & McHugh, L. Year: 2017 Title: Adolescents’ Implicit and Explicit Attitudes Toward…

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The Social Bond: A Practical Way for Schools to Reduce Bullying

If you work in the youth safety space, you know that certain initiatives (such as resilience building) have focused on targets of bullying and cyberbullying. Other programming has concentrated attention on aggressors – to the kids who harass, humiliate, and threaten other youth offline and online. Here, restorative practices and social emotional learning (anger management,…

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Half-day Educator Workshop

This presentation is designed for educators who desire a deeper understanding of (and action plan to deal with) teen technology misuse among youth today. We first share updated research findings, as well as important correlates and consequences. With regard to prevention, we emphasize the importance of developing kids with moral compasses, compassionate hearts, and resilient…

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2016 Cyberbullying Data

This study surveyed a nationally-representative sample of 5,700 middle and high school students between the ages of 12 and 17 in the United States. Data were collected between July and October of 2016. Click on the thumbnail images to enlarge. Teen Technology Use. Cell phones and other mobile devices continue to be the most popular…

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Cyberbullying and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

This presentation is designed for school administrators, counselors, social workers, psychologists, and other professionals who desire a comprehensive understanding of (and action plan to deal with) cyberbullying among youth with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These students arguably are among those most vulnerable to this growing problem, and have been characterized as the “perfect victim.”…