The Role of School Psychologists in the Assessment, Prevention, and Intervention of Cyberbullying
Psychology in the Schools Volume 45, Number 8, ISSN 0033-3085
Many school-aged children have experienced the cruelty of bullying. The impact and effects of bullying have been described extensively in scholarly literature. Unfortunately, the impact of bullying has also made contemporary headlines with the recent rash of school shootings and other forms of school-based violence. The current body of students brings an additional threat to bullying. Due to their sophisticated use of technology, today's students are using contemporary delivery systems to taunt, tease, and threaten their classmates. Cyberbullying is the newest form of bullying, and it brings additional challenges for school personnel. Because of the unique aspects of cyberbullying, school psychologists need strategies to guide school communities faced with this threatening behavior.
Diamanduros, T., Downs, E. & Jenkins, S.J. (2008). The Role of School Psychologists in the Assessment, Prevention, and Intervention of Cyberbullying. Psychology in the Schools, 45(8), 693-704.