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Cyber-Bullying: Issues and Solutions for the School, the Classroom and the Home

reviewed by Edyth J. Wheeler - August 08, 2008

coverTitle: Cyber-Bullying: Issues and Solutions for the School, the Classroom and the Home
Author(s): Shaneen Shariff
Publisher: Routledge, New York
ISBN: 0415424917, Pages: 299, Year: 2008
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From her compelling opening quotation of a teen’s suicide note to her final words about opportunity for commitment to the well-being of children, author Shaheen Shariff takes the reader on a remarkable journey through the complex landscape of emerging technologies and the phenomenon of cyber-bullying. With permission from the family, Shariff offers us, in the front material of her book, the teen’s message that begins with these words: Dear Mom and Dad, The first thing is, I love you Mom and Dad, but you don’t understand why I had to commit suicide. There was so much going on, and I tried to cope with it, but I couldn’t take it anymore… Concluding her last chapter, Shariff advocates for education and opportunity to “undertake the challenges of our shared knowledge society, through ethical, educational, digital-bonding and legally defensible policies and practices. Our children and society, as a whole, deserve no less”... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 08, 2008
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15334, Date Accessed: 4/22/2021 10:08:56 AM

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  • Edyth Wheeler
    Towson University
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    EDYTH J. WHEELER, Ph.D, is Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Early Childhood Education at Towson University. She is active in the early childhood professional community at the local, state and national levels, serving as a member of the NAEYC Program Review Panel, Board member of the National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators and President of the Virginia Association for Early Childhood Education. She has written and presented on issues of conflict resolution, peace education and bullying, as well as on families, diversity, urban early childhood education and resilience. She is co-author of the Peace Education/Conflict Resolution Network column in Childhood Education which featured a 2007 article on Cyberbullying and Our Middle School Girls. Her research interests include young children's conflict resolution, peace education and violence prevention; and her teaching emphasizes preparing teachers to work with young children and families in a diverse and changing world. Her publications include a book, Conflict resolution in early childhood: Helping children understand, manage and resolve conflicts, published in 2004 by Merrill/Prentice Hall. Her next book will focus on families and communities.
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