Teachers and school personnel are often the first to notice the signs of bullying and cyberbullying among students. Click below to learn more about what you can do to help!


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Cyberbullying Stories

"Hi i have been teased and gossiped about my weight and face and its really sad Because the Girls who bully me because they are jealous" - 13 year-old girl from USA

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    If one pays attention to the news reports of cyberbullying incidents, one is likely to believe that these inappropriate online behaviors are occurring at epidemic levels. Indeed, it seems as though serious cyberbullying incidents occur (or at least are reported) at an almost constant rate. But are the media reports an accurate portrayal of the prevalence of cyberbullying among teens? Furthermore, have incidents really been increasing over the last decade, as one might expect given the increased availability and portability of technology? The current paper examines this question by reviewing three waves of data collected between 2007 and 2014 from one large school district in the southern United States. Results show a small increase in cyberbullying behaviors over that time period. Implications for policy and future research will also be discussed.

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Recent Media Mentions

Cyberbullying Research Center, #startswithus -
Oct 20, 2014 11:21 AM
(KTVI)- Dr. Sameer Hinduja is the Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. He spoke with FOX 2's Lisa Hart about their local workshop that ties into the 'Character Goes Viral' program to prevent cyberbullying. Dr. Hinduja's three hour workshop (read more...)
Lydia Lohrer: White buck brings out cyberbullies - Detroit Free Press
Oct 25, 2014 8:17 PM
The co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center and professor of criminology at Florida Atlantic University, Sameer Hinduja, says he has seen a recent rise in cases of adults bullying children. “All of these adults wouldn't say these things to (read more...)
Online harassment is routine among adults - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Oct 23, 2014 7:24 AM
“It's much easier for us to be mean online than in a face-to-face situation,” said Justin Patchin, a professor of criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and co-founder of the online Cyberbullying Research Center. “It's that ...and (read more...)
Fraternity 'stomps out bullying' - SHSU Houstonian Online
Oct 23, 2014 2:32 AM
Thirty seven percent of students have reported being bullied at school, according to a report by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Cyberbullying Research Center and the Bureau of Justice Statistics published on However ...and (read more...)
State Rep. laments slow action on child cyber bullying law - The Philadelphia Tribune
Oct 27, 2014 2:50 PM
The Cyberbullying Research Center noted that 80 percent of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most popular form of technology and a common medium for cyber bullying. The center also found that over half of adolescents and teens have (read more...)

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