Ideal for administrators, counsellors, and teachers, this resource provides practical information about techlogy use and cyber bullying as it relates to today's students and schools. Although techlogy can be used to help students succeed both socially and academically, it is critically important that school professionals kw how to address techlogy misuse, particularly cyber bullying, since problems of abuse are on the rise. Cyber Kids, Cyber Bullying, Cyber Balance introduces educators to the wide world of modern techlogy in all its forms and nuances. The authors illustrate how to identify instances of cyber bullying and respond to them appropriately. The extensive appendix includes legal guidelines, a school planning calendar, a student assessment form, and an incident report form. The book provides basic information about prevention, assessment, intervention, and evaluation that is readily accessible and easily understood and implemented. A new and exciting focus of the book is the concept of cyber balance -helping students make healthy, safe choices about techlogy.
Barbara C. Trolley has spent over three decades working in the counseling field. Currently, she is a professor in counselor education at St. Bonaventure University, where she trains graduate students for careers in school and mental health counseling. As the chair of her university's disability committee and coordinator of the autism training program, Trolley is committed to working with issues of diversity and youth. The lead author of books on school counseling and cyberbullying, as well as numerous professional articles in the area of rehabilitation and grief counseling, Trolley is the creator and editor of the New York State School Counseling Journal. She and her co-authors of Cyber Kids, Cyberbullying, Cyber Balance have spent the last four years conducting countless workshops and media presentations on cyberbullying at the local, stateb and national levels. Before coming to the academic world, she spent almost a decade working as a therapist and administrator, addressing child and family issues, especially around child abuse and grief. Constance Hanel is currently working as a school counselor and skills coach for youth K-12. With her background as a prevention specialist, Hanel has focused on working with at-risk children on alternative skill building. She mentors youth in leadership roles and is the co-creator of the youth leadership program Operation Kids-Real Life Learning. As a professional guest speaker and author on cyberbullying and cyber balance, she has presented workshops for various organizations, educational forums, and parenting groups. She received her MSED from St. Bonaventure, New York, and has a BA in industrial organizational psychology.