Cyberbullying: New Approaches for School Counselors

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2020
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Florang, Jesse
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Cyberbullying has become a well-documented problem plaguing the mental health and safety of teenagers in schools. An examination of the literature that includes other complex social/emotional issues provides a framework for more effective cyberbullying prevention and intervention strategies. This article examines current research, highlights existing misconceptions, and re-frames misguided intervention efforts that have prevented school counselors from effectively addressing cyberbullying. Considering these past mistakes and current misconceptions, this article provides a new philosophy with fresh approaches to cyberbullying for school counselors to accurately and appropriately intervene in schools.
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adolescents, cyberbullying, mental health, prevention, intervention, schools, school counselors
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