Date of Award

Winter 2020

Degree Type

Capstone - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

First Advisor

Alicia A. Malone


Over the years, the number of social network platforms have drastically increased and changed the way individuals interact with one another. The purpose of this paper is to develop a better understanding of cyberbullying and the anti-bullying laws that have been created. The information gathered identifies thirteen key components when developing an effective antibullying law, policy, or regulation. In this paper, the anti-bullying laws for Massachusetts and Wisconsin are compared and contrasted to highlight the subtle impactful but differences. One of the largest school districts in the Commonwealth, Boston Public Schools, created a bullying prevention and intervention plan that successfully applies anti-bullying law in Massachusetts. This paper concludes by proposing additional training for both school staff and students regarding cyberbullying and its consequences on youth.

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