I am currently moderating a chat on cyberbullying, which is a growing problem as young people spend more and more time interacting online. You can participate in the chat by visiting http://www.edweek-chat.org/index.html?act=c&id=199.
The guests are two Internet-safety experts. Sameer Hinduja is an assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at Florida Atlantic University. Justin W. Patchin is an assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
They are co-authors of the new book Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying. They also jointly maintain www.cyberbullying.us, an information clearinghouse on cyberbullying.
They are discussing how to recognize this problem, and the ways that students, parents, teachers, and school administrators should respond.
Edited 10/12/09: Here is the link to the transcript://www.edweek.org/chat/transcript_10_10_08.html.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.