• Despite concerns, no increase in bullying or cyberbullying among high school students in 2017

    Deborah Temkin Child Trends During and immediately following the 2016 presidential election, several stakeholders raised concerns that negative rhetoric expressed in the course of the election cycle was leading to increased bullying among students. Although these concerns were supported by anecdotal reports from educators across the country, nationally representative data were unavailable at...
  • The online world is the real world: what to do about cyberbullying

    Kaylor Garcia & Deborah Temkin Child Trends When AOL Instant Messenger launched in 1997, introducing the world to a new concept of digital interaction, only 18 percent of households had Internet access and access was limited by race and socioeconomic status. Within two decades, 92 percent of teens from all demographic areas reported...