As technology continues to permeate our lives inside and outside the classroom, educators, administrators, and students should work together to prevent the development of a cyberbullying culture. Research indicates that cyberbullying is detrimental to students and, in some cases, has been proven to be the cause of self-harm and suicide. Educators and parents need to find ways to actively engage our students and make sure they feel safe in their school community.

The current cyberbullying research indicates that cyberbullying is a huge concern for schools—even more so than traditional bullying. Anti-cyberbullying strategies must be consistent and implemented in a school-wide policy...

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  • About the Author:

    Kaitlin Beckmann is a master’s candidate in the Marymount University graduate program in secondary education. She focuses on social studies and has a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. With several years of experience working professionally in social media, she is interested in the intersection between technology and education and the role of social media in adolescent development.