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Children, risk and safety on the internetResearch and policy challenges in comparative perspective$
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Sonia Livingstone and Leslie Haddon

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781847428837

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847428837.001.0001

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Bullying

Bullying

Chapter:
(p.141) Eleven Bullying
Source:
Children, risk and safety on the internet
Author(s):

Claudia Lampert

Verónica Donoso

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847428837.003.0011

In the last five years the topic of cyberbullying has gained tremendous public and research attention. With the massification of social media applications, the possibilities of personal publishing and networking have increased, but also the possibilities of improper usage such as online harassment. The data show that many perpetrators and victims of cyberbullying are not just in one or the other role; they sometimes engage in both activities. In this chapter, cyberbullies, cybervictims and cyberbully victims were compared with regard to age, gender, psychological difficulties, self-efficacy, sensation-seeking and ostracism. Logistic regressions indicate that incidents of offline bullying (as perpetrator and/or victim) are strong predictors of cyberbullying, followed by psychological difficulties.

Keywords:   Bullying, Cyberbullying, Cyberbullies, Cybervictims, Cyberbullying victims, Coping strategies

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