Cyberbullies on Campus

24 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2008

Abstract

A new challenge facing educators is how to deal with the high-tech incivility that has crept onto our campuses. One problem concerns cyberbullies: individuals who exploit technology to control and intimidate others on campus. This article, which was published in the Dean's Symposium of the Toledo Law Review (2005) introduces the law-school community to the problem of cyberbullies and the risks associated with this form of bullying so that the problem can be acknowledged and addressed; describes common characteristics of bullies and cyberbullies, how bullying affects victims, and how bystanders fit into the equation; addresses bullies and cyberbullies on college and law-school campuses; and presents solutions law schools can adopt to reclaim our campuses and classrooms from high-tech tormentors.

Keywords: cyberbullies, cyberbully, bully, bullying, legal education, honor code, student discipline

JEL Classification: K00, K13, K42, I00

Suggested Citation

Dickerson, Darby, Cyberbullies on Campus. University of Toledo Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1087800

Darby Dickerson (Contact Author)

The John Marshall Law School ( email )

315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604
United States

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