This study examined teenagers’ perspectives on the effectiveness of a variety of cyber bullying prevention strategies. The data was collected from a nation-wide online survey of middle school and high school students. The 713 students who had completed responses to all of the 39 survey questions were grouped into four categories according to their roles played in cyber bullying: pure-offender, purevictim, both-offender-and-victim, and neither-offender-nor-victim. Correlation between a student’s zrole in cyber bullying and his or her perspective on the effectiveness of a prevention strategy is studied. The five most effective cyber bullying prevention strategies for the students in each of the four categories are analyzed. Teens in this study perceive the theme of taking away the offender’s access to technology as the most effective measure, regardless of their roles in cyber bullying. The findings of this study could be useful for schools and communities in setting up policies and regulations to effectively reduce cyber bullying.
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