Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cyber bullying Resources

Cyber bulling made headlines in 2010 when Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi committed suicide after being videotaped by his roommate Dahrun Ravi in a moment of gay intimacy with another man. Ravi, spying on Clementi via webcam, shared the romantic acts--and his personal opinions about Clementi's sexuality--on various social media outlets. In the end, Clementi jumped from the George Washington Bridge on September 22, 2010, and Ravi now faces up to 10 years in state prison if convicted of invasion of privacy, witness tampering, hindering prosecution, and bias intimidation. Whether Clementi's death was a direct casue of Ravi's cyber bullying is now up for debate as his trial begins today, but cyber bullying is increasingly becoming an issue in school settings with the continuing popularity of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and numerous dating websites.

Cyberbullying: 10 Myths Debunked

More Resources:
Cyber Bullying
Protecting Kids & Adults from Online Bullies

Samuel C. McQuade, III, James P. Colt, Nancy B. B. Meyer Samuel C. McQuade, III, James P. Colt, Nancy B. B. Meyer

This volume details the extent and types of cyberbullying and offers practical advice for combatting the problem from a variety of approaches.

Cyber Bullying
A Reference Handbook
James P. Colt and Samuel C. McQuade, III James P. Colt and Samuel C. McQuade, III

Written for parents, students, and educators, this informative guide addresses the various faces of cyber bullying, describing the scope of the problem and suggesting viable solutions.

Now That You're Out
The Challenges and Joys of Living as a Gay Man 
Martin Kantor, MD Martin Kantor, MD

This book is an invaluable resource manual and survival guide for gay men who often turn to peers, parents, educators, or the media for direction, only to encounter misleading myths about gay life, such as the notion that "coming out solves everything."

No comments:

Post a Comment