Sameer and I are proud to report that ForeWord Reviews has selected our book, “Bullying beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying” as the 2009 Book of the Year in the Education category. As noted on their web site, the award is based on the following criteria: editorial excellence, intent of book met by author, originality of subject matter, accuracy, author credentials, and professional packaging. This is an amazing honor that we appreciate very much. Thanks to all of the folks at Corwin Press, especially our editor Debbie Stollenwerk, for helping us to produce a valuable resource for parents, teachers, and others interested in learning more and doing something about online aggression among adolescents.
We are happy to report that our cyberbullying book is now expected to be in print on August 5th, 2008. We are very excited to have the book in our hands (and perhaps even more excited to have it in YOUR hands!). It represents the culmination of over five years of research and we worked very hard to make sure the book was comprehensive and easy to read. I will be doing a couple of presentations at the White Earth Communities Collaborative Brain Development Conference in Mahnomen, MN on August 13th and 14th and will have copies of the book available for purchase and signing. More info about this conference can be found here. We’ll post more details about the book as the release date approaches.
As regular readers know, we have been working on our cyberbullying book for well over a year. It is currently in the copy-editing phase and is still on track for publication in August. It goes without saying that we are extremely excited about this. It is a culmination of over five years of research. We truly believe that it will be the cyberbullying book for educators, parents, and others concerned about adolescent Internet use. Over the next several months we will be rolling out additional materials to supplement the book, including lesson plans, chapter quizzes, and ideas for how to work the information into your curriculum – both for adults and older teens. Stay tuned!