For those of you who are regular visitors to the site, you may have noticed some changes over the last week or so. Sameer and I have been working hard to add and update information on the site to make it even more useful for you all. For example, we’ve added a few videos to our new YouTube channel and have begun posting updates through our Twitter Feed. The biggest change you will notice is that we are now the “Cyberbullying Research Center.” We have been working on this project for quite a while now, and believe this will allow us to do more of the research we feel is critical to better understanding this important problem.
We will continue to roll out more features and resources over the next couple of months, so definitely stop by often. We are poring over new data from two school districts and hope to have summary fact sheets up soon. I can tell you that initial results suggest that recent prevalence rates appear to be similar to our earlier work (about 8-9% of students have experienced cyberbullying in the previous 30 days), though the environments in which cyberbullying is occurring is changing (more on social networking sites and YouTube). Follow us on Twitter for more snippets of findings as we work our way through the data, and check out our new video clips on YouTube.