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Examining the Effectiveness of Academic Scholarship on the Fight Against Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking

  • Catherine D. MarcumEmail author
  • George E. Higgins
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Abstract

Online victimization via cyberbullying and cyberstalking are plaguing our young online users. These tormenting and intrusive behaviors have infiltrated relationship formation, online communication and social identity. Friends and romantic partners have become increasingly dependent on the use of technology to initiate relationships. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the current state of these online crimes and the involvement of youth and young adults. We will consider current responses by our criminal justice system, as well as our educational and community groups. Based on what is currently implemented and its success factor, we will make our assertions about the effectiveness of scholastic work and its influence on what we are doing to combat these forms of cybervictimization.

Keywords

Internet Cyberbullying Cyberstalking Victimization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Appalachian State UniversityBooneUSA
  2. 2.University of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

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