Application: Technology and Cyber-Bullying
Research indicates as many as 50% of
U.S. youths are victims of cyber-bullying. The majority of these victims seldom
report the cyber-bullying to parents or law enforcement (Hinduja & Patchin,
2008). While having similar characteristics of traditional face-to-face
bullying, cyber-bullying reaches beyond the playground. Cyber-bullies can enter
into unsuspecting victims’ homes across the country and the world. Once
cyber-bullies have access to victims, they can proceed to use coercion,
intimidation, harassment, and threats. This can result in short- and long-term
effects on the victims.
For this assignment, examine
technologies used for cyber-bullying and consider effects cyber-bullying might
have on victims. Then evaluate the effectiveness of tactics currently used by
law enforcement to combat cyber-bullying.
S., & Patchin, J. W. (2008). Bullying beyond the schoolyard: Preventing
and responding to cyberbullying. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
The Assignment (2–3 pages)
- Provide three examples of technologies and explain how each could
be used in cyber-bullying.
- Explain at least two effects that cyber-bullying might have on
- Describe at least two tactics that law enforcement might utilize
to address cyber-bullying and explain whether or not each tactic is
Two or three pages with
at least three references….
It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the
assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT
presenting an explanation from the readings.
To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for
this assignments 1) look at the page limits 2) review and follow APA rules
3) create SUBHEADINGS to identify the key sections you are presenting and
4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.
- Course Text:Taylor, R.
W., Fritsch, E. J., & Liederbach, J. (2015). Digital crime and
digital terrorism. (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
- Chapter 8, “Sex
Crimes, Victimization, and Obscenity on the World Wide Web”
- Article: Cooley, A. H.
(2011). Guarding against a radical redefinition of liability for Internet
misrepresentation: The United States v. Drew prosecution and the
Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Journal of Internet Law, 14(8), 1,
- Article: Drogin, E.
Y., & Young, K. (2008). Forensic mental health aspects of adolescent
“cyber bullying”: A jurisprudent science perspective. Journal
of Psychiatry & Law, 36(4), 679–690.
- Article: Gillespie, A.
A. (2006). Cyber-bullying and harassment of teenagers: The legal response.
Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law, 28(2), 123–136.
- Article: King, A. V.
(2010). Constitutionality of cyberbullying laws: Keeping the online
playground safe for both teens and free speech. Vanderbilt Law Review,
- Article: McCarthy, T.,
& Michels, S. (2009, July 2). Lori Drew MySpace suicide hoax
conviction thrown out. ABC News. Retrieved from http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=7977226&page=1
- Article: Meredith, J.
P. (2010). Combating cyberbullying: Emphasizing education over
criminalization. Federal Communications Law Journal, 63(1),
- Article: Belnap, A.
(2011). Tinker at a breaking point: Why the specter of cyberbullying
cannot excuse impermissible public school regulation of off-campus student
speech. Brigham Young University Law Review, 2011(2), 501–533.
- Article: Ford, A.
(2009). School liability: Holding middle schools liable for cyber-bullying
despite their implementation of Internet usage contracts. Journal of
Law and Education, 38(3), 535–543.
- Article: Li, Q.
(2010). Cyberbullying in high schools: A study of students’ behaviors and
beliefs about this new phenomenon. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment
& Trauma, 19(4), 372–392.