Book Launch & Discussion
Cyberbullying at University in International Contexts
Cyberbullying is a problem that is being increasingly investigated by researchers, however, much of the cyberbullying research literature to date has focused on children and youth. Cyberbullying at University in International Contexts fills the gap in the research literature by examining the nature, extent, impacts, proposed solutions, and policy and practice considerations of bullying in the cyber-world at post-secondary institutions, where reports of serious cyberbullying incidents have become more prevalent.
This book brings together cutting edge research from around the world to examine the issue of cyberbullying through a mutli-disciplinary lens, offering an array of approaches, interpretations, and solutions. It is not solely focused on cyberbullying by and against students, but also includes cyberbullying by and against faculty members, and permutations involving both students and faculty, as well as institutional staff, presenting perspectives from students, faculty, practitioners and senior university policymakers. It draws on research from education, criminology, psychology, sociology, communications, law, health sciences, social work, humanities, labour studies and is valuable reading for graduate students in these fields. It is also essential reading for policymakers, practitioners and university administrators who recognize their responsibility to provide a healthy workplace for their staff, as well as a safe and respectful environment for their students.
This book is edited by Dr. Wanda Cassidy (Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Education), Dr. Chantal Faucher (Post-doctoral Fellow, Centre for Education, Law & Society), and Dr. Margaret Jackson (Professor Emerita, School of Criminology) from Simon Fraser University, who have been researching cyberbullying among youth and young adults for many years. They have published a range of academic articles, research reports, and policy papers on this topic locally, nationally, and internationally.
To learn more about this new book, please join us on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 4:30pm in the Diamond Alumni Centre. The editors and other SFU authors will be on hand to share their insights on this problem and solutions to cyberbullying among faculty, students, and staff at the university level. Light refreshments will also be served.
This event is free, but as seating is limited, please RSVP as soon as possible by completing the form below (deadline: October 30th, space permitting).