VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.
A Service Learning Approach to Cyberbullying Prevention
Gerra W. Perkins and Mary Lynn Williamson
Despite the best intentions of parents, teachers, counselors, and others, bullying and school violence is a growing problem worldwide. This behavior is unacceptable and antisocial. It can easily undermine the entire school environment, affecting students’ academic and social lives, causing victims emotional and psychological distress, and even, in the most extreme cases, death (Espelage & Swearer, 2003; Harris, Petrie, & Willoughby, 2002; Hoover & Stenhjem, 2003; Kraut, et al., 1998; National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Drug Prevention and School Safety Program Coordinators, 2004; Vossekuil, Fein, Reddy, Borum, & Modzeleski, 2002; Ybarra & Mitchell, 2004a, 2004b, as cited in Mason, 2008).