Study Explores Ways To Handle Cyberbullying

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (5/25, McCoy) reported, “A University of Pittsburgh study exploring cyberbullying came up with a framework for guiding the design of social media that could counteract or prevent mean and cruel behavior online.” The framework includes “encouraging the would-be cyberbully to reflect before posting something, pointing to the consequences, encouraging a sense of empathy for the victim’s suffering, giving bullying targets a sense of empowerment, instilling fear of punishment, attention-getting messages and elements that would control or suppress cyberbullying content.”

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— “Pitt study explores handling online bullying,” Adrian McCoy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 25, 2014.

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