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Jee Young Lee, Yeji Kwon, Soeun Yang, Sora Park, Eun-Mee Kim, Eun-Yeong Na
Cyberbullying is one of the negative consequences of online social interaction. The digital environment enables adolescents to engage in online social interaction beyond the traditional physical boundaries of families, neighborhoods, and schools. The authors examined connections to friendship networks in both online and offline settings are related to their experiences as victims, perpetrators, and bystanders of cyberbullying. A comparative face-to-face survey of adolescents (12-15-year-olds) was conducted in Korea (n = 520) and Australia (n = 401)...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Genetic Psychology
Vicente J Llorent, Rosario Ortega-Ruiz, Izabela Zych
Inclusion in education of all the children is necessary for the success, equality and peace among individuals and societies. In this context, special attention needs to be paid to the minorities. These groups might encounter additional difficulties which make them more vulnerable to be involved in bullying and cyberbullying. The current study was conducted with the objective of describing the involvement in bullying and cyberbullying of students from the majority group and also from sexual and ethnic-cultural minorities...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
Martin Pinquart
OBJECTIVE : To compare levels of victimization and perpetration associated with bullying among children and adolescents with and without chronic physical illnesses and/or physical or sensory disabilities. METHODS : In total, 107 studies were identified using a systematic search in electronic databases and cross-referencing. A random-effects meta-analysis was computed. RESULTS : Children and adolescents with chronic physical illness or disability were more likely to be victims of bullying in general (odds ratio [OR] = 1...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
Rachel Young, Melissa Tully, Marizen Ramirez
Background Schools are often held responsible for preventing or addressing cyberbullying, yet little is known about school administrator perceptions of cyberbullying and the challenges they face in addressing this public health issue. Aims The goal of this study is to examine school administrators' perceptions of the facilitators of cyberbullying and barriers to primary and secondary prevention strategies. Method Public school administrators (N = 36) participated in in-depth interviews about bullying and discussed their experiences with cyberbullying and their perceptions of cyberbullying facilitators and barriers to prevention...
October 17, 2016: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
Marizen Ramirez, Patrick Ten Eyck, Corinne Peek-Asa, Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Joseph E Cavanaugh
BACKGROUND: Bullying is the most common form of youth aggression. Although 49 of all 50 states in the U.S. have an anti-bullying law in place to prevent bullying, little is known about the effectiveness of these laws. Our objective was to measure the effectiveness of Iowa's anti-bullying law in preventing bullying and improving teacher response to bullying. METHODS: Sixth, 8th, and 11th grade children who completed the 2005, 2008 and 2010 Iowa Youth Survey were included in this study (n = 253,000)...
December 2016: Injury Epidemiology
Jessica Falender
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 12, 2016: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Ryan M Hill, William Mellick, Jeff R Temple, Carla Sharp
BACKGROUND: The present study sought to identify trajectories of depressive symptoms in adolescence and emerging adulthood using a school-based sample of adolescents assessed over a five-year period. The study also examined whether bully and cyberbully victimization and perpetration significantly predicted depressive symptom trajectories. METHOD: Data from a sample of 1042 high school students were examined. The sample had a mean age of 15.09 years (SD=.79), was 56...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
Patricia R Recupero
Forensic psychiatrists in the 21st century can expect to encounter technology-related social problems for which existing legal remedies are limited. In addition to the inadequate protection of adolescents using social media as outlined by Costello et al., current laws are often poorly suited to remedy problems such as cyberharassment, sexting among minors, and the publication of threatening or harmful communications online. Throughout history, technological developments have often preceded the introduction of new laws or the careful revision of existing laws...
September 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Chih-Ming Chang, Yinlan Chen, Huei-Chuan Wei, Chien Chou
Cyberbullying has emerged as a new threat to adolescents' well-being in modern society; yet, little is known about adolescents' alternative views on this virtual form of aggression. This study investigated Taiwanese students' misconceptions about cyberbullying and the logics behind. We first surveyed 8,547 students nationwide (4th-12th grades) on potential misconceptions. Then, we administrated 6 focus group interviews to further explore students' adverse beliefs on justifying cyberbullying, not reporting, and disseminating cyberbullying contents...
September 16, 2016: Violence and Victims
Brenda K Wiederhold
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
Christopher Barlett, Kristina Chamberlin, Zachary Witkower
The Barlett and Gentile Cyberbullying Model (BGCM) is a learning-based theory that posits the importance of positive cyberbullying attitudes predicting subsequent cyberbullying perpetration. Furthermore, the tenants of the BGCM state that cyberbullying attitude are likely to form when the online aggressor believes that the online environment allows individuals of all physical sizes to harm others and they are perceived as anonymous. Past work has tested parts of the BGCM; no study has used longitudinal methods to examine this model fully...
September 7, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
Rachel Young, Roma Subramanian, Stephanie Miles, Amanda Hinnant, Julie L Andsager
Cyberbullying has provoked public concern after well-publicized suicides of adolescents. This mixed-methods study investigates the social representation of these suicides. A content analysis of 184 U.S. newspaper articles on death by suicide associated with cyberbullying or aggression found that few articles adhered to guidelines suggested by the World Health Organization and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to protect against suicidal behavioral contagion. Few articles made reference to suicide or bullying prevention resources, and most suggested that the suicide had a single cause...
August 26, 2016: Health Communication
Cui-Ying Fan, Xiao-Wei Chu, Meng Zhang, Zong-Kui Zhou
Although cyberbullying, a new type of aggressive behavior via electronic means, has been found to be strongly linked with individuals' personality characteristics, few studies to date have investigated its relationship with narcissism, especially overt and covert narcissism. The current study tested the associations between overt and covert narcissism on one hand and cyberbullying perpetration and victimization on the other. To explain these differences further, self-esteem was tested as a mediator through which the two types of narcissism may exert their influences on cyberbullying...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Emma Scott, Jeremy Dale, Rachel Russell, Dieter Wolke
BACKGROUND: Childhood bullying is a major risk factor for health, education and social relationships, with effects persisting into adulthood. It affects half of all children at some point, with 10-14 % experiencing bullying that lasts for years. With the advent of cyberbullying, it can happen at all times and places. There have been calls for GPs to take a more active role in identifying and supporting young people who are being bullied. This paper explores young people's and parents' opinions about whether general practice should be involved in identifying and supporting young people who are being bullied...
August 22, 2016: BMC Family Practice
Amanda E Fahy, Stephen A Stansfeld, Melanie Smuk, Neil R Smith, Steven Cummins, Charlotte Clark
PURPOSE: Cyberbullying differs from face-to-face bullying and may negatively influence adolescent mental health, but there is a lack of definitive research on this topic. This study examines longitudinal associations between cyberbullying involvement and adolescent mental health. METHODS: Participants were 2,480 teenagers taking part in the Olympic Regeneration in East London study. We collected information from participants when they were 12-13 years old and again 1 year later to examine links between involvement in cyberbullying and future symptoms of depression and social anxiety, and mental well-being...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
Jing Ma, Wei Zhang, Keith Harris, Qiang Chen, Xiaolin Xu
BACKGROUND: Social media and online environments are becoming increasingly popular and integral to modern lives. The online presentation of suicidal behaviors is an example of the importance of communication technologies, and the need for professionals to respond to a changing world. These types of behaviors, however, have rarely been scientifically analyzed. This study aimed to examine the behaviors of both suicide broadcasters and their audience, with attention on prevention/crisis opportunities...
2016: BMC Public Health
Jun Sung Hong, Jungup Lee, Dorothy L Espelage, Simon C Hunter, Desmond Upton Patton, Tyrone Rivers
Using a national sample of 7,533 U.S. adolescents in grades 6-10, this study compares the social-ecological correlates of face-to-face and cyberbullying victimization. Results indicate that younger age, male sex, hours spent on social media, family socioeconomic status (SES; individual context), parental monitoring (family context), positive feelings about school, and perceived peer support in school (school context) were negatively associated with both forms of victimization. European American race, Hispanic/Latino race (individual), and family satisfaction (family context) were all significantly associated with less face-to-face victimization only, and school pressure (school context) was significantly associated with more face-to-face bullying...
2016: Violence and Victims
Ruth Festl, Thorsten Quandt
Digital media, especially mobile communication technologies, enable adolescents to explore and experiment with each other with only limited adult control. Conflicts between peers can be easily staged since nearly everybody can be reached at any time under the radar of authorities. Therefore, involvement in conflicts and bullying might depend on how adolescents use and behave online. In the present study, we provide a comprehensive picture of the role aspects of online communication play in long-term involvement in cyberbullying...
September 2016: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Mona Khoury-Kassabri, Faye Mishna, Adeem Ahmad Massarwi
This study adopts a social-ecological/contextual perspective to explore Arab youth involvement in cyberbullying perpetration. We explored the association between individual (age, gender, and impulsivity), family (socioeconomic status and parental monitoring), and community (experiencing neighborhood violence) characteristics and cyberbullying perpetration. A moderation model exploring individual, family, and context interactions was tested. A sample of 3,178 Arab students in Grades 7 to 11 completed a structured, anonymous self-report questionnaire...
July 25, 2016: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Anke Görzig
Possible links of cyberbullying with suicide and psychological problems have recently received considerable attention. Suicide-related behaviors have also been linked with viewing of associated web content. Studies on traditional bullying indicate that the roles of bullying involvement (bullies, victims, and bully-victims) matter in terms of associations with specific suicide-related behaviors and psychological problems. Yet, related research in the area of cyberbullying is lacking. The current study investigates the association of cyberbullying roles with viewing of specific suicide-related web content and psychological problems...
August 2016: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
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