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Bullying and suicide: Let’s not jump to conclusions

Guest post by Justin W. Patchin Many are now familiar with the tragic case of Hannah Smith, the 14-year-old from Leicestershire, England, who hanged herself on August 2nd after reportedly being harassed online for months. Cruel messages received principally on the social … Continue reading
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Researchers dispel myths about cyberbullying

by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News A lot has been written about cyberbullying and I’ve seen some articles claiming that cyberbullying is more prevalent and more severe than in-person bullying. Some even refer … Continue reading Continue reading

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Social norms research: Exaggerating bullying could increase bullying

by Larry Magid As I previously wrote, cyberbullying is a serious problem, but not an epidemic.  Yet, there continue to be widespread reports that bullying has reached epidemic proportions. This misinformation can actually have the unintended consequence of increasing bullying. One study, from the Crimes Against Children Research Center, showed that bullying has actually decreased in recent years, and […] Continue reading

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Cyberbullying: a serious problem, but not an epidemic

This is an updated version of post that first appeared on SafeKids.com in 2009. by Larry Magid I’m glad that media outlets and public officials are shining a light on cyberbullying and bullying in general. It’s important to pay attention to this serious problem, but we need to keep it in perspective. As bad as […] Continue reading

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