Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin
Bullying Beyond The School Yard
Corwin Press, 2009
254 Pages
ISBN – 978-1-4129-6689-4

If you have ever dealt with cyberbullying, you know how bad it is. If you have heard about cyberbullying, you know how bad it is. But what exactly is cyberbullying? What do you do about it? How do you prevent it? What is the legal side of cyberbullying?

Regardless of your role, chances are you have had to deal with it at some point in some way. The thing is, cyberbullying is so complex and confusing that most of us know nothing about it.

Bullying Beyond The Schoolyard takes you into the world of cyberbullying in order to help you understand the harsh effects of the online bullying. Victims of cyberbullying share their stories while Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin, the authors of the book take you into pages of knowledge and information on cyberbullying. Chapters focus on the practical approaches of preventing cyberbullying, social networking, identity theft, the legal issues of cyberbullying and much, much more.

For anyone who wants to know more about cyberbullying, reading is the best way to learn. Many informative books dealing with cyberbullying are written by professionals for professionals with youth and adults having a hard time understanding them and finding them quite boring. Bullying Beyond The Schoolyard was written by professionals for everyone to use. There are no long words to try and figure out and the format is reader friendly. If you need to read about cyberbullying, Bullying Beyond The Schoolyard is the book you’re looking for!

The authors are professors of criminology and criminal justice, so they understand the legal aspects of cyberbullying as well as the social and technological aspects. They have an online clearinghouse of information on cyberbullying at www.cyberbullying.us.