- Hardcover: 219 pages
- Publisher: Praeger; 1 edition (March 20, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0313351937
- ISBN-13: 978-0313351938
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,013,445 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cyber Bullying: Protecting Kids and Adults from Online Bullies 1st Edition
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"[The authors'] review of case law is even-handed and informative. - Contexts.org
"As researchers in the field, the authors are able to provide a timely, up-to-date examination of cyber bullying. . . . The authors maintain a balanced, thoughtful tone as they discuss research and legal issues and offer advice for parents, schools, and students themselves. A final chapter looks at bullying of older adults. The authors are careful not to sensationalize the topic, but they do include sidebars presenting personal experiences that vividly demonstrate the hazards of uncontrolled bullying. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates; community and technical college students; faculty; professionals; general readers." - Choice
"… deserves repeated, ongoing mention as the definitive text on the topic. It will reach high school to college-level students in social issues and computer subjects alike … Any library serious about the social impact of computer use needs this in-depth coverage." - Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Samuel C. McQuade III, currently serves as the Professional Studies Graduate Program Coordinator at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a former Air National Guard security officer, deputy sheriff and police officer, police organizational change consultant, National Institute of Justice Program Manager for the U.S Department of Justice, and Study Director for the Committee on Law and Justice at the National Research Council of the National Academies of Sciences. His textbook Understanding and Managing Cybercrime was published in 2006.
James P. Colt, is the Coordinator of School Safety and Security for the Monroe 1 BOCES school district. He is a former police officer employed by the State University of New York, and also served as a criminal justice instructor and school community safety specialist. He is the chair of the district-wide bullying prevention committee at Monroe 1 BOCES, and is an active member of the Monroe County Community Task Force on Bullying Prevention.
Nancy B. Meyer, is an established community activist against bullying and cyber bullying. She routinely travels throughout the U.S. and other nations where she interviews young people about their bullying experiences. She has worked in schools and conducted community workshops about bullying, and has offered counseling services to students and parents struggling to manage familial, school-related, treatment and legal issues stemming from incidents of bullying.
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Anyone raised with "tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, and tell them what you told them" will recognize the organizational structure of these chapters. It does not take more than a paragraph of reading from the first page of each chapter to understand exactly what the chapter will examine in detail. However, these traditionally structured chapters contain shaded pages of specific stories relevant to the issues being discussed in a larger context. If you wanted an anecdotal picture of how cyber bullying has affected us, you could simply read the shaded material. This format makes it easy for the reader to quickly locate the information he or she finds most useful. If you remembered an important idea but did not know where you read it, this book is so clearly structured that you could find the page with that idea within minutes.
For me, one of the most useful ideas in the book was that Americans born after 1990 grew up in a world so completely immersed in technology, it is for them a native language. Those of us born earlier, even if we are highly adept, see technology through the filter of what life was once like without it. So parents trying to talk with their children about what should and should not be done in cyber space can appear to their children as American immigrants did whose values were shaped by the old country. I can't think of a better explanation of why communication about technology is so difficult for parents.
Cyber Bullying maintains that communication is the key to successfully protecting our children and ourselves in this brave, new cyber world. It does not underestimate the difficulty involved but it helps you see this problem clearly in its full complexity.