Review of “UnSelfie” Cyberbullying Research Center

Review of “UnSelfie”

Parenting expert and educational psychologist Dr. Michele Borba released a new book last week. This by itself isn’t newsworthy (she has, after all, published roughly a book a year for the last quarter of a century). But this latest contribution has the potential to have a significant impact on parents and their children. I’ve followed…

More Insight about the School's Ability to Respond to Off-campus Threatening Speech Cyberbullying Research Center

More Insight about the School’s Ability to Respond to Off-campus Threatening Speech

Schools across the United States continue to grapple with the question of when they can intervene in off-campus incidents that impact the school environment. A case recently decided by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals examined this issue once again. In January of 2011, Taylor Bell, an Itawamba Agricultural High School (Mississippi) senior, posted a…

The Secret to Safety on Anonymous Apps Cyberbullying Research Center

The Secret to Safety on Anonymous Apps

Despite the recent flurry of increased media attention, anonymous online environments and mobile applications have been around for many years. The social media site Formspring.me arguably introduced the world to the potential consequences of anonymous communications when it launched in 2009. Long before that, though, users routinely created fictitious MySpace profiles or pseudonymous online blogs.…

Measuring cyberbullying: Implications for research Cyberbullying Research Center

Measuring Cyberbullying: Implications for Research

Despite a significant amount of attention by both the academic community and society at large, there continues to exist much confusion about both the conceptual and operational definitions of cyberbullying (and by implication, bullying in general). The trouble with this lack of clarity is that it leads to misinformation and misunderstanding about the phenomena at…

2015 Cyberbullying Data Cyberbullying Research Center image 2

2015 Cyberbullying Data

This study surveyed a random sample of 457 students between the ages of 11 and 15 from a middle school in the Midwestern United States. Data were collected in February of 2015. Click on thumbnail images to enlarge. Teen Technology Use. Cell phones and other mobile devices continue to be the most popular technology utilized…