All posts by Erik Decker

DMET155

I have found that WordPress is an invaluable tool for web developers, bloggers and graphic designers. Using the back-end of the WYSIWYG is a breeze. There are many versatile tools that make managing and maintaining  the site very easy and efficient. Being able to have full control over a website, even without adept coding knowledge is useful. The back-end of WordPress is very intuitive and designed to be very straightforward, so it doesn’t require a whole lot “messing around” to get things done.

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Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is the use of web-based communication media or hand-held technologies by an individual or group to deliver slanderous, harassing, demeaning, obscene, racist or other offensive messages, images, or video either directly or indirectly that result in emotional harm to the target of the communication. The concept of cyber bullying has emerged in the twenty first century as one that must be investigated and understood as educational institutions transition steadily into the use and integration of technology into education. It is essential that students, parents, educators, and counselors comprehend the impact of surreptitious bullying based via the Internet and other hand-held technologies. To that end, this entry will review the history of bullying research, the transition of bullying into cyberspace, and its increased impact when hosted via technology.

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