As school gets back into swing every Fall, one of the biggest issues children of all ages face is bullying. As the Internet has grown and become a necessity in our everyday lives, cyberbullying has become much more prevalent and its impact reaches to both children and adults. It's an unfortunate epidemic that has traumatic effects on those being bullied, causing severe mental health issues, depression, suicide, and more.
By definition, cyberbullying is a form of bullying or harassment using electronic means. Cyberbullying is also known as online bullying. It has become increasingly common, especially among teenagers, as the digital sphere has expanded and technology has advanced.
On Episode 19 of The Makin Wellness Podcast (the Season 1 Finale), we take an in-depth look at cyberbullying with Dr. Jered Kolbert, Ph.D., LPC, NCC. Dr. Kolbert is a Professor in the Counselor Education Program at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and brings a wealth of knowledge on cyberbullying to the show.
In this conversation, we discuss:
DR. KOLBERT'S BIO: Jered B. Kolbert, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, is a Professor in the Counselor Education Program at Duquesne University. Dr. Kolbert is a certified school counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania, and he is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Dr. Kolbert provides counseling services at several mental health centers in the Pittsburgh region. He has also taught at The College of William and Mary in Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kolbert obtained his doctorate in counseling from The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. He has worked as a school counselor, marriage and family counselor, substance abuse counselor, and mobile crisis counselor. Dr. Kolbert has authored publications in nationally refereed journals on a variety of topics, including bullying and bullying prevention, relational aggression, the school counseling profession, gender identity, and moral development.
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