Bullying and Cyberbullying
Here are the readings:
Olweus, Dan (2003, rpt. 2010/2011) A Profile of Bullying at School. Annual Editions: Child Growth and Development. Pp. 67-71. This short, 5-page article contains a world of information about bullying, from the most expert researcher on bullying
Kids Health Organization. (2015, July 19). Cyberbullying. Retrieved July 19, 2015, from Kids Health Organization: HYPERLINK ” http://www.kidshealth.org/en/parents/cyberbullying.html
National Crime Prevention Council . (2015, July 19). Cyberbullying. Retrieved July 19, 2015, from National Crime PreventionCouncil: HYPERLINK sheets” http://www.ncpc.org/topics/cyberbullying/cyberbullying-tip-sheets
Stop Cyberbullying Organization. (2015 , July 19). Cyberbullying. Retrieved July 19, 2015, from Stop Cyberbullying Organization: HYPERLINK http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/why_do_kids_cyberbully_each_other.html
Introduction to the topic:
Dan Olweus, from Norway, is the world’s leading social science researcher on bullying. Here is a very brief presentation of his research ideas and programs. If you have children in school, or if you remember being bullied in school yourself, (or if there is bullying in your workplace, for bullying occurs among adults as well) this article will give you a good idea of the efforts being made to understand and control bullying in school.
By the way, bullying is a major stepping stone to genocide, the bullies “dehumanizing” those they bully by calling them “cockroaches” or some other derogatory, non-human name. That opens the door to do unspeakable violence to people, for the victims are not humans, after all.
Who are bullies?
Do children grow out of bullying?
Where does the responsibility for ongoing problems with bullying lie? That is, who is responsible?
What do the bullying remediation programs offer to children and parents?
What are the factors that can help diminish bullying?
What is cyberbullying and how does it work?
How can cyberbullying be minimized?
How can you protect your child?
Why does bullying persist?
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