Dare to Stop Cyberbullying

Marizen Ramirez


Associate Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health

College(s): Public Health

Cyberbullying is the fastest-growing form of youth violence, which is why Marizen Ramirez researches ways to stop it. Ramirez and her team have developed a smartphone app to track cyber communications of schoolchildren in order to gain a better understanding of the language that constitutes cyberbullying and where online it occurs, so they can help schools do a better job preventing bullying and its adverse impacts on youth. And a study co-authored by Ramirez showed that while policies alone cannot completely eradicate bullying, legislation does represent an important part of a comprehensive strategy to prevent bullying.

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