Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., Joseph A. Schafer, Ph.D., and Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D. (2013).
Cyberbullying and Sexting: Law Enforcement Perceptions.
Law enforcement officers often struggle to determine their proper role in addressing bullying behavior. Emerging social networking and other communication tools and their accompanying roles in the shift in youth behavior complicate the situation. Historically, bullying occurred within or in close proximity to a school or neighborhood; however, technology allows present-day bullies to extend their reach.
State Cyberbullying Laws (0.2 MB)