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Cyberbullying invites community dialogue
April 1, 2009

PULLMAN — Cyberbullying is a problem for everyone from kindergarteners to professors, say the organizers of an April 9 forum on electronic harassment.


“The forum would benefit undergraduate and graduate students, parents, teachers, university faculty,” said Assistant Professor Sarah French, head of the Brain Education Library at WSU. “Cyberbullying happens on college campuses, in the workplace—it’s not just confined to school-age children.”


The WSU College of Education Research Forum and Community Dialogue will be led by French and her research colleague, Assistant Professor Hal Jackson of the Department of Teaching & Learning. The panel presentation, preceded by … » More …

Internet aggression affects 20% of kids
March 3, 2008

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Parents know that their children shouldn’t be communicating with strangers over the Internet, but new research is finding that communicating with peers can be risky as well. That’s right. All that social networking technology has the capability to increase antisocial behavior.

In line with national findings, a recent study of youth in Pullman found that nearly 20 percent of middle school-age children report they have either been the victim of or a participant in some type of Internet aggression. WSU researchers Nicole Werner and Matthew Bumpus, colleagues in the department of … » More …