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Nick Hunter has written more than 30 books for young people. He has a degree in Modern History and specializes in writing about history and social studies. Nick enjoys all aspects of pop culture, particularly music from the 1950s to the present day. Before becoming an author, Nick worked in educational publishing for many years. He lives in Oxford, UK with his wife and two sons.


Gr 6-10-Cyber Bullying explains the problem in a concise narrative that describes who bullies are and why they torment others. Chapters flow easily from the description of the issue to who is affected, the pain caused, and ways to stop kids from tormenting other kids. Quick tips and a chart listing types of cyber bullying and prevention enhance this volume. Immigration has chapters on "The Effects of Immigration," "The Immigration Industry," and "Immigration and the Media." A chart shows the immigrant populations of different countries. Internet Safety discusses types of crime, cyber bullying, phishing, and scams and viruses, ending with ways to protect yourself. Statistics and websites provide information for both individual research and for educators wishing to lead discussion on the topic. There is a little overlap with Bullying, but Internet includes identity theft, personal information that can be used for stalking, etc. Each book has a purpose and is different enough to justify purchasing both. Colorful photographs, case studies, and questions to debate make these volumes good choices for student research and debate, and to increase critical thinking.-Denise Moore, O'Gorman Junior High School, Sioux Falls, SD (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

All of these titles feature attractive layouts with well-captioned photos. Some conclude with a checklist of Quick Tips to sum up the previous chapters. In a glaring omission, Violent Crime's section about gun violence in schools mentions neither the Columbine shootings nor the Virginia Tech massacre. A significant part of Offshore Oil Drilling examines the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, an event which will shape debate on the subject for decades to come. Purchase individual titles based on the needs of your collection. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Index. Bernie Morrissey, Middle School Librarian, The Harker School, San Jose, California Library Media ConnectionJanuary/February 2012 Issue-- "Library Media Connection"
Colorful photographs, case studies, and questions to debate make these volumes good choices for student research and debate, and to increase critical thinking.-- "School Library Journal"
Hot Topics is a series that covers current trends and issues that teens are discussing and being affected by. In this edition, Cyber Bullying, the author gives facts and case studies about cyber bullying. This information includes who is being bullied, who bullies, statistics, what to do if you are being bullied, how to help stop bullying, and how to protect yourself. The information is straightforward and easy to follow while the case studies bring a real face to the discussion making impact of the information real. I feel this is an excellent book to start a discussion about cyber bullying, to get information if you need help, or for research. There are quick reference guides to understand cyber bullying, understand internet slang, find further information, and a glossary and index are included. - Kelly Arbuckle, McMillan School Omaha Public Schools 3/12/2013-- "Omaha Public Schools"
This book discusses the meaning of cyber-bullying: who does it, how to stop it, and the forms it takes. It is colorfully illustrated and is sure to draw in readers and researchers. The prevalence of cyber-bullying makes this book a must for middle- and high-school libraries. Examples of cyber-bullying ring true, as do the tips on how to stop attacks. The illustration captions tend to show suburban teenagers, while cyber-bullying is a problem regardless of locale. The thought bubbles and boxed information make this an easy book to browse. The list of websites with more information makes this a great self-help book. The cyber-bullying quick tips pages do an excellent job of summarizing the entire book, listing the technologies involved (including cell phone, email, and gaming sites) and the types of cyber-bullying associated with each, as well as prevention tips and solutions. The only caveat is that the charts that cite surveys are not referenced for date or source. The series is Hot Topics, and it contains ten new books on today's societal problems and concerns. Each book is colorfully illustrated, with well-written text and an attractive layout. Personal stories, as well as statistical and scientific evidence, make this a first choice for libraries. - Lois McNicol Book Pushin' Cats Blog (Tri State Young Adult Review Committee) 4/3/2012 http: //tristatereviews.blogspot.com/2012/03/hunter-nick-cyber-bullying.html-- "Book Pushin' Cats Blog (Tri State Young Adult Review Committee)"
This book examines the issue of cyber bullying, describing its various forms and how it can affect individuals and society as a whole. Each chapter contains a case study and dos and don'ts of a variety of cyber bullying. Controversies are discussed and tips are provided to deal with and prevent cyber bullying. The chapters are filled with color photos and graphs. Quick tips, internet slang, a glossary, book titles and websites for further research are listed at the end of the book. This book contains timely information for today's teenagers so it will be a great addition to our collection. It can be used for research or just to get some help with a cyber bullying problem. - Terry Smith, Armstrong High School Richmond Public Schools 8/9/2012-- "Richmond Public Schools"

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