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Future of Cyberbullying as Technology Grows in the Schools

Alicia L. Fedewa, Ph.D., NCSP, Licensed Psychologist

May 5, 2014



How do you see cyberbullying changing as more technology is brought into the schools?


As we bring more technology into the schools, we open the door for more challenges around cyberbullying.  Obviously the more you use technology, the more opportunities are created for bullying in this format.  The best thing school officials and crisis management teams can do in schools is to be apprised of all the current technology and apps available to the students.  To not allow technology would be impractical, but it is better to work with it and develop strategies to better police its use.  There are many websites available that give practical information on the technology available. 

Here are some great resources that educators or caregivers can access: 



alicia l fedewa

Alicia L. Fedewa, Ph.D., NCSP, Licensed Psychologist


Alicia Fedewa received her PhD from Michigan State University and completed her post-doctoral training in School Psychology at Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District outside of Houston, Texas. Her research interests include the relationship between curricular physical activity and children's academic, behavioral, and mental health outcomes.

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