Are you interested in a cyberbullying “full-court press”? Start by completing the “Cyberbullying Report Card” located on page 255 of Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard (also available here). Once you have identified specific areas of concern, do something about them! Have key personnel read the book and respond to the discussion questions and staff development questions on page 263. Next, schedule a student assembly, a full-day educator workshop, and corresponding community presentation for parents and other concerned stakeholders. Invite the community stakeholders to participate in a book discussion group convened by staff in the district who have already read the book, and evaluate their comprehension of the material. Following this intensive education, all parties involved should be on the same page and much better equipped to deal with most cyberbullying incidents.
For school staff:
Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. (2016). Bullying Today: Bullet Points and Best Practices. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2015). Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying (2nd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. (2014). A Leader’s Guide to Words Wound. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing.
Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2012). School Climate 2.0: Preventing Cyberbullying and Sexting One Classroom at a Time. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage