Internet and social media have become indispensable parts of our lives. Despite all security measures, young kids engage in unethical practices for various reasons. Cyberbullying is a big problem, and teenagers engage in it as being mean and hurting people over the internet has become a cakewalk. However, the victim suffers and can have lasting emotional and mental damage.
Here’s a list of top books on cyberbullying that’ll help parents and educators understand its challenges and impact and how to prevent its occurrence.
Cyberbullying & Cyberthreats: Responding To The Challenge Of Online Social Aggression, Threats and Distress
Author: Nancy E. Willard
Online friendships and networking have become indispensable parts of kids’ lives. This book dives into the ugly side of cyberbullying. It informs parents, educators and administrators on how to navigate the age of online communication and deal with its ill effects. Handling sensitive issues of private image leaks and damaging texts can be complicated. What’s even more alarming is how it affects young kids and can lead to violence, abduction and youth suicide. Read this book to understand how adults can prevent and respond to cyberbullying and cyber threats. The books comprehensively cover various challenges like sending offensive messages, spreading nasty comments or rumours, disclosing private information or pictures and more.
Bullying and Cyberbullying: What Every Educator Needs to Know
Author: Elizabeth Kandel Englander
This book targets educators to help them identify early signs of any problematic behaviour that can lead to cyberbullying. The book compiles excellent resources on how to put a plan in action to report and deal with cyberbullying. It also rejects pervasive myths and misconceptions about cyberbullying, peer cruelty and other problematic behaviour in young adults.
Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding To Cyberbullying
Author: Sameer Hinduja, Justin W. Patchin
The book draws upon the intersection of three key elements causing cyberbullying, i.e., teens, technology and trouble. This book will guide parents and educators in planning to deal with cyberbullying. It features strategies to prevent and deal with cyberbullying and its effects. The book also covers legal rules and regulations concerning technology, teens and cyberbullying.
Bullying Hurts: Teaching Kindness Through Read Alouds and Guided Conversations
Author: Lester L. Laminack, Reba M. Wadsworth
This unique book highlights the problems that lead people to bully others and draws on the idea that punishing them is not the only solution. Instead, addressing the issues and neutralising bullying behaviours is essential; guide and direct teens to resolve their problematic behaviours. A must-read for parents and educators to help young kids unravel the challenging phase of life. It emphasises educating children, helping them establish relationship skills, and building empathy through a series of read-aloud books. The book will help you understand how “read-aloud” practices can be a powerful way to create a community in the classroom and help students resolve issues that make the bullying behaviours in them.
The Bullying Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Social Aggression and Cyberbullying
Author: Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, Julia V. Taylor, Haley Kilpatrick
As the book’s title suggests, this is a workbook compiling 42 step-by-step self-help activities designed by professionals to help learn anti-bullying behaviours. The book features tips and strategies for managing emotions like fear, anxiety, depression and anger and teaching constructive communication skills so teens can express themselves clearly. The guide will also help young adults identify toxic friendships, build self-confidence, and, most importantly, learn when and how to ask for help. This book is an excellent resource that every parent and educator must read to be aware of and help teens sail through the digital age.
Teen Cyberbullying Investigated: Where Do Your Rights End and Consequences Begin?
Author: Thomas A. Jacobs J.D.
This book is ideal for school administrators as it covers a robust collection of landmark court cases involving teens charged with cases of cyberbullying. A must-read to reflect and create a healthy dialogue among schools about cyberbullying with references to real-life examples of its consequences.
Being a teenager is tricky as the developmental age comes with its challenges. It is easy to fall prey to the wrong side and engage in the ill practice of bullying. Doing it behind the screens is an easy way out. However, this is not the case, and to ensure that teenagers do not engage in such practices, they must be aware of their consequences and impact. The effects of bullying can be tremendous for a young person who is already sailing through the challenging phase of growing up, managing schools, life and everything at once.