Cyberbullying in the Global Playground

Cyberbullying in the Global Playground : Research from International Perspectives

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Cyberbullying in the Global Playground provides the first global, in-depth analysis of the emerging phenomenon of cyberbullying. * Offers the first thorough comparative account of recent research into the emerging global phenomenon of cyberbullying * Provides an international perspective on the prevalence and nature of cyberbullying * Presents recent authoritative research within a critical perspective, drawing out theoretical and practical implications for policy and practice * May be used to help design intervention, evaluation, and policy strategies for effective efforts to combat the international phenomenon of cyberbullying

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  • Hardback | 326 pages
  • 176 x 250 x 24mm | 662.24g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • ChicesterUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 1444333763
  • 9781444333763
  • 1,484,181

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Qing Li is Associate Professor of Educational Technology in the Faculty of Education, University of Calgary. Li is among the first Canadian researchers to study cyberbullying. Donna Cross is the Foundation Professor of Child and Adolescent Health in the School of Exercise Biomedical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia, and Director of the University's Child Health Promotion Research Center. Peter K. Smith is Professor of Psychology and Head of the Unit for School and Family Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

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"The book is full of valuable information. There are few books on cyberbullying based on large cohorts of students that can be used as a guide to design intervention and policy strategies to combat the international phenomenon of cyberbullying; this is therefore a welcome addition." (Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 1 September 2013)

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Bullying among adolescents has long been recognized as a serious problem throughout the world. With the advent of modern forms of communication, however, bullying is no longer confined to the school playground -- now it occurs in cyber-space. "Cyberbullying in the Global Playground" provides the first in-depth analysis of the emerging phenomenon of cyberbullying across globe. To enhance our understanding of this new behavioral trend, the authors share the results -- and offer their insightful analysis -- of projects relating to cyberbullying undertaken in the following countries: Austria, Canada, England, Finland, Italy, Japan, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Australia, and the U.S. Exploring the variety of commonalities and differences among the various studies heightens our understanding of the myriad issues surrounding cyberbullying, and may assist in reducing or preventing its practice. The ultimate goal of this volume is to help design the most effective intervention, evaluation, and policy strategies to discourage cyberbullying and encourage healthier relationships among the children and youth growing up in today's digital age.

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