Lindeen, Mary Digital Safety Smarts: Preventing Cyberbullying 40 pgs. Lerner, 2016. $20.00 NONFICTION
is smartly divided into four chapters: What is Cyberbullying, Why does
Cyberbullying Happen, The Effects of Cyberbullying, and What you can do about Cyberbullying.
A thought provoking section provides reasons why bully's may be acting the way they are. It features tons of modern stock photos of students and parents.
This book, though
only 40 pages, is chocked full of information. Its almost too much information
and at times feels like its doing a ton of explaining and not a lot of showing.
I wish there were less stock photos and more visual examples or real life
stories. My favorite chapter was What you can do. Librarians and Tech teachers
would find this a helpful book to have around, especially for that last
chapter, where I learned new things that are very helpful! But I can’t imagine
a student picking this up on their own. Maybe also work for a classroom lesson
on bullying to show this newer type of bullying.
Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.