Cyberbullying in the Global Playground: Research from by Qing Li, Donna Cross, Peter K. Smith

By Qing Li, Donna Cross, Peter K. Smith

Cyberbullying within the international Playground provides the 1st worldwide, in-depth research of the rising phenomenon of cyberbullying.

  • Offers the 1st thorough comparative account of contemporary learn into the rising global phenomenon of cyberbullying
  • Provides a global point of view at the incidence and nature of cyberbullying
  • Presents contemporary authoritative learn inside of a severe point of view, drawing out theoretical and useful implications for coverage and practice
  • May be used to aid layout intervention, evaluate, and coverage innovations for powerful efforts to strive against the overseas phenomenon of cyberbullying

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Have you bullied anyone else using your mobile phone in the last two months? Have you been bullied on the Internet in the last two months? Have you bullied anyone else using the Internet in the last two months? ” Procedure The questionnaires were filled out by students during school hours. The researchers first explained the definition of cyberbullying (following that in the questionnaire), and clarified that the questionnaire was voluntary and anonymous; all the information was treated confidentially and no one in the respondents’ school would know what they had answered.

Indd 33 11/16/2011 6:25:44 PM 34 Antonella Brighi et al. with which we analyze the environment of everyday life for what takes place in a virtual world? Moreover, what are the consequences of cybervictimization in the “real lives” of victims? As a social or psychological phenomenon, aggression accomplished through the new communication media is often more subtle and more encompassing than traditional face-to-face forms (Suler, 2004; Willard, 2006; Brighi, Guarini, & Genta, 2009). The features of the Internet that may facilitate aggression may be considered within a general framework suggested by the social learning theorist Bandura (1996), focusing on the causes of aggressive behavior.

Ireland and Qualter (2008) argue that this association can also be explained considering the nature of indirect aggression. , as the group excludes/ostracizes and makes the victim feel unwelcome via their behavior), followed by emotional loneliness as the behavior continues and the need for a close, supportive attachment figure is increased” (Ireland & Qualter, 2008, p. 27). indd 36 11/16/2011 6:25:44 PM Self-Esteem, Loneliness, and Cyberbullying 37 The effects established for traditional bullying victimization may suggest similar developmental trajectories for cybervictims: school problems, substance use, suicidal ideation, eating disorders, depression, extreme violence toward themselves or other individuals, and generally a serious threat to their psychological and physical well-being (Hawker & Boulton, 2000; Card, 2007).

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