"Facts and fantasies about bullying and cyberbullying" January 18, 2017
Professionals working with children tend to hear about "bullying" and "cyberbullying" problems continuously, but how often do children and parents use these terms accurately? What behaviors are used to bully, and how often do online behaviors intersect with what happens in school? Are bullying and cyberbullying always the result of emotional disorders, or can they be attributed to lack of knowledge and cognitive misperceptions? Recent research investigating the more effective ways of discussing and addressing these issues with children and adolescents will be reviewed, and resources discussed.
Elizabeth K. Englander, Ph.D.
Director, Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center
Professor of Psychology, Bridgewater State University