We’ve updated our award-winning, best-selling book and hope you check it out, given that so much has changed since the 2nd edition. We remain fully committed to supporting educators, youth mental health professionals, families, community leaders, and others who serve young people as they navigate social media and gaming issues and seek to promote well-being and the positive use of connected technologies. You’ll see how we have endeavored to share with you the latest research and actionable strategies you can implement to truly move the needle. You can purchase it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other fine retailers. Read more below, and let us know if you have any questions!

As social media apps, gaming platforms, and other online environments have given present more opportunities to adolescents to cause harm to their peers, the proportion of youth who’ve experienced cyberbullying continues to rise. This bestselling guide from the co-directors of the Cyberbullying Research Center provides the tools you need today to keep your students safe in this increasingly connected world.

Now in its third edition, this essential resource draws on the cyberbullying experiences of thousands of students and incorporates new evidence-based strategies focused on school climate, empathy, resilience, digital citizenship, media literacy, counterspeech, and student-led initiatives. Other updates include:

An overview of popular online environments you should know about

Techniques for how best to work with parents, student groups, law enforcement, and social media platforms

Deeper exploration of the emotional and psychological consequences of cyberbullying

A nuanced focus on identity-based (e.g., gender, race, religion, sexual orientation) victimization

Summaries of the latest legal rulings and what they mean for your school

Featuring solutions that are actionable, relevant, current, and data-driven, this guide will equip you to protect students from online harm.

As a principal, I am constantly dealing with issues involving students and technology. Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard provides a playbook for addressing these problems and for preventing them from occurring in the first place.
— Mary Jo Vitale, Prinicipal ― Madison, Wisconsin

The third edition of Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard provides new, welcome insights on topics such as online gaming and metaverse environments, as well as how to promote empathy, resilience, and positive decision making when being targeted by peers with harassing or hateful comments, videos, and other forms of cruel content. If you want to make measurable progress in safeguarding your always-connected students, this is the book you need.
— Matthew Pursel, Upper School Dean of Students ― Boca Raton, Florida

As a middle school counselor, I always turn to Sameer Hinduja and Justin Patchin for expert advice on preventing and addressing cyberbullying. In this newest edition of their groundbreaking book, they share updated, research-informed, practical strategies that are easy to use on an individual, classroom, or schoolwide level to promote safe, healthy, and ethical student interactions online. Anyone who works with children or teens must have this indispensable
— Phyllis L. Fagell, School Counselor and Licensed Therapist

Hinduja and Patchin offer up-to-date and practical strategies for identifying and handling cyberbullying. In all my years in education, these have been the toughest incidents to handle as there are so many moving pieces. This book provides the resources we need in an easily accessible and organized
— Carmen Labreque, Principal ― Glendale, California

Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard is extremely relevant. It offers an abundance of research on cyberbullying and a thorough explanation of the legal ramifications involved in
— Delia Racines, Program Administrator ― Los Angeles, California

Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2024). Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying (3rd edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
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