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What is Bullying?

Most generally, the term bullying is equated to the concept of harassment, which is a form of unprovoked aggression often directed repeatedly toward another individual or group of individuals.[1] However, bullying tends to become more insidious as it continues over time and may be better equated to violence rather than harassment. Accordingly, Erling Roland states…

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,…

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…