Michigan State U Class Tackles Cyberbullying

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Michigan State University students have published a book about bullying in the age of social media, a project of an advanced undergraduate journalism course on the East Lansing campus.

"The New Bullying: How Social Media, Social Exclusion, Laws and Suicide Have Changed Our Definition of Bullying — and What to Do About It," available in digital and print versions, is the outgrowth of a class taught by instructor Joe Grimm.

The students relied mainly on interviews, Grimm said, using a mixture of in-person, phone and email exchanges.

"Cyberbullying is huge," Grimm said in a statement. "It means there is no longer a place to escape bullies. They can bully someone who is safe at home."

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