CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CEU Course Description
The number of publications on family variables and cyberbullying, including both perpetration and victimization, has significantly increased as cyberbullying has become an important phenomenon that seriously effects many people. The purpose of this intermediate level continuing education course, developed using information from Social Sciences journal, is to analyze a systematic review of the literature pertaining to the role played by family variables in cyberbullying perpetration and victimization. Research methods are included as well as an overview of the results of numerous studies that evaluated how structural and dynamic family variables impact cyberbullying. Specifically, the effects of parental mediation, parent-child communication, parental support, parental education styles, and parental dysfunction are presented.
CEU Course Objectives
1. Identify what research is saying about the clear impact that family variables play in bullying.
2. Describe methods used to analyze the most relevant publications on the influence of family variables on cyberbullying, both in terms of perpetration and victimization.
3. Differentiate between the impact of structural family variables and dynamic family variables on cyberbullying behaviors.
4. Discuss how parental mediation and monitoring, as well as parent-child communication, can positively and negatively influence cyberbullying.
5. Evaluate how parental education styles, warmth and attachment, and level of parental functioning can serve as risk or protective factors for cyberbullying victimization and perpetration.
6. Discuss study conclusions and recommendations for further research.
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Course Date: 2019-09-03
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