Topics covered in this chapter include

  • What is bullying?
  • All bullying
  • What is cyberbullying?
  • Cyberbullying: Why it’s different
  • Gender and bullying
  • Sexting
  • Problems with research into cyberbullying
  • Identifying and responding to cyberbullying
  • Identifying cyberbullying
  • Basic cyberbullying advice
  • Keeping up
  • Concluding remark: Education and ‘no bystanders’


For more detail, read Chapter 6 of Using Social Media in the Classroom. A best practice guide.

Further reading

  • Baek, J. and Bullock, L. M. (2014) Cyberbullying: a cross-cultural perspective, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 19(2), 226–238.
  • Bauman, S. (2013) Cyberbullying: what does research tell us? Theory Into Practice, 52(4), 249–256.
  • Campbell, M. A., Slee, P. T., Spears, B., Butler, D., and Kift, S. (2013) Do cyberbullies suffer too? Cyberbullies’ perceptions of the harm they cause to others and to their own mental health, School Psychology International, 34(6), 613–629.
  • Hvidston, D. J., Hvidston, B. A., Range, B. G. and Harbour, C P. (2013) Cyberbullying: implications for principal leadership, NASSP Bulletin, 97(4), 297–313.
  • Price, D., Green, D., Spears, B., Scrimgeour, M., Barnes, A., Geer, R., and Johnson, B. (2014) A qualitative exploration of cyber-bystanders and moral engagement, Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 24(1), 1–17.
  • Shariff, S. (2008) Cyber-bullying. Issues and Solutions for the School, the Classroom and the Home. London: Routledge.