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School and Law Enforcement Efforts to Combat Cyberbullying


Preventing School Failure Volume 55, Number 2, ISSN 1045-988X


Although most youth have positive experiences while using technology, bullying by electronic means, or cyberbullying, is becoming an increasing problem. Not only does it have the potential to significantly disrupt the educational environment, but it also can result in severe psychological and physical consequences for victims. In this article, the authors present an overview of the problem, reviewing the most relevant empirical studies and providing a clearer picture of the characteristics associated with cyberbullying. Moreover, they discuss the extant case law and legislation that allow school administrators and law enforcement to intervene in cyberbullying incidents. Last, they examine the many shortcomings of local law enforcement in their efforts toward fighting cybercrime. (Contains 5 notes.)


Stewart, D.M. & Fritsch, E.J. (2011). School and Law Enforcement Efforts to Combat Cyberbullying. Preventing School Failure, 55(2), 79-87. Retrieved December 4, 2021 from .

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