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Cyberbullying Law Promotes Mediation

by Jeff Thompson
June 2010

From Jeff Thompson's Enjoy Mediation Blog

Jeff Thompson

New Cyberbullying law in Victoria, Australia aims to increase mediation


More than 600 people have this year sought orders at the Children's Court against children including cyber bullies, stalkers and school-yard thugs.

Almost 300 orders were granted in the first 10 months of this financial year, already more than for the previous financial year.

The Victorian Government has moved to introduce new anti-bullying laws to Parliament this week after the huge growth.

The laws will try to provide a greater focus on mediation to cut the number of intervention orders.

...A leading cyber-bullying expert has warned the Government's new laws must be backed up with proper cyber-bullying training for mediators.

Read the full article [here].

Biography


Jeff Thompson, Ph.D., is a professor at Lipscomb University, researcher, mediator, and trainer. He is also involved in crisis and hostage negotiation as well as a law enforcement detective. His research includes law enforcement crisis and hostage negotiation in terrorist incidents. He received his doctorate from Griffith University Law School having researched the impact nonverbal communication has in conflict situations with respect to developing rapport, building trust, and displaying professionalism.

Dr. Thompson has presented and trained on the topic of conflict, mediation, (crisis and hostage) negotiation, communication and nonverbal communication internationally for a variety of audiences including police personnel, government officials, judges, attorneys, physicians, sales people, business professionals, and both graduate and undergraduate students. He has also been published in numerous professional and academic publications.

He is the co-chair of ACR's national Crisis Negotiation Section, and he is an ad-hoc reviewer for multiple academic journals. He received his MS in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from the Werner Institute, Creighton University School of Law.

(All posts by Jeff Thompson represent his personal reflections and opinions and not that of any organization.)



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