International Bullying Prevention Conference San Diego

Poster Sessions
5:00-7:00 pm
Monday, November 5, 2018

1.) From Insight to Action: Visualizing Cyberbullying BehaviorsLindy Ryan

Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute and New Jersey schools are taking a data-driven approach to combatting cyberbullying in their communities. With more than 11,000 students already surveyed, visual analytics have shown that seemingly obvious conclusions regarding victimization aren’t so clear-cut, and cyberbullying patterns cannot be painted with broad strokes. This poster will share how researchers, educators, and administrators are leveraging visual data analytics to give voice to the victims of cyberbullying and help educators take action.

2.) Discrepancies in Bullying Data, Stephanie Carpenter

A retrospective, self-report survey was taken of Middle Tennessee Adults age 18 and older on their childhood and adolescent experiences with bullying victimization. The results show some discrepancies when compared to the current literature on the frequency of bullying as well as a few other dimensions of bullying. These discrepancies will be highlighted and other findings from the study can be discussed at will.

3.) Expect Respect: Bullying Prevention in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Cristy Clouse

This poster session will highlight the critical components of a secondary level bully prevention program, Expect Respect, within a tiered, prevention-based approach that implements efficient universal supports for all students, followed by more intensive supports for students that fail to respond. Implementation practices for student ownership/involvement and buy-in across school/community will be presented. Data sample displays include: Readiness Checklists, School Safety Survey (Students) and Staff Fidelity Checklists.

4.) The You Matter Tour, “Best Assembly of the Year!”, Casey McQuillen

Singer/songwriter Casey McQuillen is a young woman with a message: you are not alone. While a student at Berklee College of Music in Boston, she created an anti-bullying concert series called The You Matter Tour and has performed for more than 30,000 students in over 100 middle and high schools throughout New England. The program uses her songs and stories to speak about bullying, self-confidence and the benefits of taking risks and pursuing your dreams.

5.) Predictive Factors of Cyber and Traditional Bullying, Emily Schafer

Traditional bullying is a widely researched phenomenon, with research identifying risk and protective factors for bullying involvement. Less is known, however, about predictive factors of involvement in cyber bullying and the degree to which these compare to traditional bullying. This poster will compare factors that predicted students' likelihood of being involved with cyber bullying and traditional bullying from a sample of over 4,000 3rd through 12th grade students in a rural South Carolina school district.

6.) Mediators of Negative Outcomes associated with Bullying Victimization among Rural Youth, Emily Schafer

Bullying is a pressing public health concern, as approximately one out of five students report having been bullied in school. Research has identified serious consequences of being bullied, but less is known about factors that mediate the association between bullying victimization and these negative outcomes. This study examined potential mediators of bullying victimization and depression, anxiety, somatic complaints, and overall difficulties from a sample of 2,399 3rd through 12th graders in a rural school district.

7.) Comparing Outcomes between Traditional and Cyberbullying Victimization, Matthew Hudson-Flege

While traditional bullying is a widely researched phenomenon, with evidence linking victimization to detrimental outcomes, less is known about the impact of cyberbullying. This study examined the differences in outcomes among students who have experienced traditional bullying, cyberbullying, or both.

8.) Chasing the Wind: Principals Pursuing Reports of Bullying, James Brown

Principals support their school’s bully prevention efforts as well as addressing reported incidence of bullying. Many state statues regarding the investigation bullying have mandated an investigative process to follow. The principals in this study explain what helps them not only investigate but come to a determination of whether the report is substantiated. This is important since principals must defend their decisions and teach parents how to discern bullying from conflict.

9.) Bullying in School. Peer Pressure and Classroom Status Hierarchy, Malgorzata Wojcik

The aim of this study was to listen to how Polish middle school students perceive, discuss, interpret and make sense of their school class context and interpersonal relations within it. Grounded theory methods guided data collection and analysis as this presented an opportunity for deeper understanding of the group processes and students’ perspective on complex intragroup relations. The hierarchical structure was found to influence the occurrence of bullying.

10.) Principals' perspectives on bullying, cyberbullying as well as other youth disturbances and the obstacles of prevention in Hungarian schools, Dr. Gabriella Kulcsar

The purpose of this study is to examine the perception of Hungarian school principals regarding the prevalence of bullying, self-harm, suicide, substance abuse, eating disorders and adolescent depression in their institutions, and also on the subject of the relationship between bullying and other youth disturbances. School-based prevention efforts and methods were also surveyed. An online self-report questionnaire regarding these issues was sent to the entire population of Hungarian primary and secondary education institutes.

11.) Risk Factors in Bullying: Examining the relationship between youth disturbances and bullying/victimization, Dr. Amy E. Coren

This study examines the relationship between youth disturbances and the risk of bullying and victimization in adolescents in the Southern Transdanubia region in Hungary. As part of an ongoing, larger research project regarding bullying and substance abuse in secondary schools in Hungary, this project uses a Bayesian statistical approach to examine the complex relationship between youth disturbances and bullying/victimization behaviors. Preliminary data indicate a predictive link between substance abuse and bullying.

12.) How to Effectively Manage Cyberbullying Incidents with Collaboration: An Interactive Session, Matt Soeth and Jeff Collins

Teens’ attachment to their phones and need to stay connected with their peers through social media has many risks and challenges, from the growth of cyberbullying to online threats of violence. In this interactive poster session, former teacher and #ICANHELP Co-Founder Matt Soeth and After School App Vice President Jeff Collins will help you learn the tips and tricks you need to help children avoid and overcome instances of cyberbullying online and understand how to contact and work with the social media companies themselves. Participants will be challenged to navigate hypothetical scenarios that are based on real world cases where there is often no “right” answer.

13.) Bystanders against Cyberbullying: An Intervention Program, Ashley Doane

This study tested the effectiveness of a theory-based cyberbullying bystander intervention video program on three outcomes: joining the bully, helping the victim, and doing nothing in a sample of university students. The bystander intervention video showed students defining and depicting cyberbullying situations with bystanders present and giving suggestions for positive cyberbullying behavior. Findings are discussed in terms of implications for cyberbullying intervention programs targeting improvements in bystander behavior.

14.) LGBT Youth in Foster Care, Justin Bucchio

Recruiting, supporting and retaining qualified foster parents for children and youth has always presented some unique challenges that are often intensified when considering the identification of appropriate placements for foster children with specialized needs, such as sexual minorities. The emergence of competent foster parents for LGBT youth can transform foster care practices and policies that influence the systems responsible for their safety, positive development, and care. During this poster session, participants will learn about current research and best practice principles associated with LGBT youth in child welfare systems as well as those caring for them. The presenter will provide policy and practice tips for child welfare professionals interested in expanding their competency in this area.

15.) Significance of self-efficacy for interventions against negative consequences of Cyber victimization, Sadia Musharraf

This study investigated the role of self-efficacy as a potential factor to deal with the negative mental health consequences of cyber victimization. The sample is composed of 1115 Pakistani university students from six universities. A moderated mediation model is tested to determine the role of self-efficacy on the effect of cyber victimization on depression, anxiety, and stress through four types of cognitive appraisals including challenge, threat, centrality, and resources. The study is authored by Musharraf, Bauman, & Anis-ul-Haque.

16.) Children’s Concepts of Disability and Norm Violation, Nicolette Granata

Victimization rates for children with disabilities are approximately 50%, which has serious implications for these students’ well-being and perceived safety in the school environment (Rose & Gage, 2016). Young children (4-9 years) are sensitive to norm violations, and may conceptualize behaviors of children with disabilities as so (Riggs & Kalish, 2012; Jones & Augustine, 2015). The study looks at developmental differences (4-5 & 7-8 years) in children’s judgments of character intent and naughtiness for moral versus social-conventional norm violations, and for characters with disabilities (perceptual & physical) versus without disabilities.