Cyberbullying: Deal with It and Ctrl Alt Delete It
by Robyn Maceachern
MY HERO recommends this book to
young adult readers.
This book defines this problem and gives helpful ideas for dealing with it. Online bullying may be used to get revenge, exclude, or scare someone. A quiz is given for the reader to decide which examples are bullying. The answers are explained. Cyberbullying is as serious as bullying in person. There may be legal repercussions. Information about the target, the bully, and the bystander are divided into sections. For the one targeted there is a page of do's and don'ts. This is followed by a multiple choice quiz with answers about things you can do to deal with the problem such as telling someone you trust, or sending a report to the site provider. Are you a bully? A quiz to help you identify traits is given. There are suggestions about how to stop being a bully with a list of do's and don'ts. Bystanders also have a responsibility. A list of do's and don'ts, a quiz, and answers are provided. At the bottom of each section a recent survey provides information. "74% of teachers have heard about more than one incident of cyberbullying." Small bites of information are accompanied by colored cartoons. This is one of the "Deal With It" series. Teens will find this useful. Reviewer: Carlee Hallman
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