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Stop Cyberbullying Day Annual Report 2015

Read the results of our Stop Cyberbullying Day polls conducted with Sugarscape to celebrate our annual celebration in 2015! Find out what young people are REALLY thinking about the online world right now.

Predictors Of Mobile Sexting Among Teens: Toward A New Explanatory Framework

This 2014 article by Scott W. Campbell and Yong Jin Park is taken from the journal Mobile Media & Communication and examines precursors to sexting behaviour in teenagers, as well as possible methods of addressing the issue.

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Pathways to Cyber Bullying From Bystander To Participant: Secondary School Students Perspectives

Dr. Michele Siderman is a school principal in Kentwood, Michigan. Her study examines the pathways and experiences of students who have cyberbullied others and suggests areas of focus for schools, parents and teachers who wish to prevent cyberbullying behaviour in children they care for.

The Cyber-Samaritans: Exploring Criminal Liability For The "Innocent" Bystanders Of Cyberbullying

Study by Heather Benzmiller from Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 107, No. 2. This interesting paper examines the Samaritan role of onlookers who see cyberbullying in occurence and looks at how they should perhaps deal with this situation, as well as possible legal ramifications.

***Article contains occasional bad language in the context of cyberbullying experienced.

The Changing Face Of Bullying: An Empirical Comparison Between Traditional And Internet Bullying Victimization

An article from researchers at The University of British Columbia and The University of the Fraser Valley, examining the similarities and differences between “traditional” face-to-face bullying and the growing trend of cyberbullying using the internet. Published in the Journal of Computers and Human Behaviour.

Cyberbullying Presence, Extent & Forms In A Midwestern Post-Secondary Institution

An investigative inquiry by Dr. Julie Smith (University of Minnesota) and Dr. Jiyoon Yoon (University of Texas Arlington) published in 2013. While many think of cyberbullying as a problem mainly confined to secondary education, this study finds strong evidence of incidents at the college level and discusses the serious effects on life and learning.