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Friday, December 26, 2008

Journal of Technology in Counseling

Technology has become an important and common occurrence in our everyday lives. Although technology has brought about ease of communication, it has also brought about complex issues. One significant issue is that of cyber bullying among school-aged children and youth. This article brings clarity to this topic, through a discussion of the incidence, definition, and identification of cyber bullying; an outline of school, parent and child responsibilities; and a review of traditional school programs such as zero tolerance. Specific emphasis is placed on the assessment of and therapeutic response to both the cyber bully and the cyber bullied. The Psychological-Educational-Social (‘PEAS’) program, developed by the authors, outlines a comprehensive therapeutic response to cyber bullying among children and youth.

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