Description: After reviewing the laws that may provide recourse to victims of cyberbullying, it becomes clear that although extreme actions may be prosecuted, "lesser" incidents will need other remedies. In this chapter, the author reviews some nonpunitive strategies that may be helpful. She begins with a discussion of punishment and discuss why it may not be the most effective way to deal with cyberbullying incidents, especially those that are less severe. She then describes the most widely used nonpunitive approaches in school and workplace settings. Many of these strategies are most effectively implemented by counselors, whose training provides the skills in communication and consultation that are the basis of these approaches. Finally, she includes some suggestions for working with parents.
Identify counseling strategies for use with cyberbullying victims and offenders
Associate outcomes with various strategies in working to combat cyberbullying
Examine the role of support groups and working with parents in combating cyberbullying.
Source: Cyberbullying: What Counselors Need to Know by Sheri Bauman