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Cyberbullying and School

by Howard Gerber on September 13, 2011

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There was a time when bullying in school was very clear cut. A child was teased on the playground, pushed in the locker room, or tripped in the lunchroom. With the myriad forms of new technology available to students, however, it is becoming increasingly easy for students to bully one another without speaking, touching, looking, or even being in the same room with each other. Smart phones, tablets, laptops, and school computers give students ample opportunity to bully each other through blogs, social networks, email, and text messages. What can schools do to stop students from participating in, or being a victim of, cyberbullying? [continue reading…]



Bullying in Middle School

by Howard Gerber on October 6, 2010

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Bullying has received a lot of attention in the media lately. Everything from food allergies to being gay can cause bullying at all academic levels. While it is certainly true that instances of bullying can be found almost everywhere, it often begins in middle school. Students begin picking on one another about any perceived difference, and eventually an incident will escalate into bullying. It is up to school educators, psychologists, administrators, and therapists to take a stand against bullying in the school. By teaching children how much damage their words and actions can cause, it may be possible to reduce the amount of bullying students must endure during school and hopefully reduce, and eventually eliminate, the tragic consequences bullying so often cause. [continue reading…]


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