Cyberbullying:  Causes, Consequences, and Coping Strategies

Cyberbullying: Causes, Consequences, and Coping Strategies
Nicole L. Weber and William V. Pelfrey, Jr.
August 2014

ISBN-13:  978-1-59332-761-3 / Hardcover
Dimensions:  5.5 x 8.5 / viii, 230 pages

Price   $75.00


Weber and Pelfrey examine qualitative and quantitative data collected from middle and high school students in a large urban area regarding the use of social technologies in cyberbullying perpetration and victimization. They further explore the interconnectedness between the online and face-to-face environments created by these advancements in technology which may produce risk taking behaviors and school safety issues. Students reported a carryover between environments (during school and after school via social technology) that create a constant access to peers and a reciprocal relationship between cyberbullying perpetrators and victims who become perpetrators in retaliation. The book also provides insight from school staff regarding policies, protocols, and approaches to combating cyberbullying in school.

About the Author

Nicole Weber is an Instrumentation Innovator in the Learning Technology Center at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee where she coordinates research initiatives focusing on emerging technology and social processes. She received her Ph.D. in Urban Education specializing in Social Foundations of Education from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. Her research interests lie in cyberbullying, emerging technology, and digital peer communication.

William V. Pelfrey, Jr., is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice in the Wilder School of Government at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Temple University and his M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Radford University. His primary research areas are: policing, cyberbullying, and the psychology of the offender. Dr. Pelfrey has published in numerous criminal justice, psychology, and education journals.