International Bullying Prevention Conference
E4. Bias-Based Bullying and Cyberbullying Since 2014: New Research

Meghan McCoy, Program Coordinator, Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center
Elizabeth Englander, Ph.D., Professor and Founder, Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center
Alex Trahnstrom, Graduate Assistant, Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center

Recent media reports have revealed dramatic increases in bias-based bullying. Bias-based bullying and cyberbullying involves, or occurs within, the context of bias or prejudice. Examples include bullying focused on a student’s sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, ethnicity, gender, or race. This presentation reports data on 1,272 subjects gathered between 2014 and 2017, and how we have translated these findings into programs for use with children in K-12 schools.