ERIC Number: EJ1017346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Psychological Impact of Cyber-Bullying: Implications for School Counsellors
Nordahl, Jennifer; Beran, Tanya; Dittrick, Crystal J.
Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, v47 n3 p383-402 2013
Cyber-bullying is a significant problem for children today. This study provides evidence of the psychological impact of cyber-bullying among victimized children ages 10 to 17 years (M = 12.48, SD = 1.79) from 23 urban schools in a western province of Canada (N = 239). Students who were cyber-bullied reported high levels of anxious, externalizing, and depressed feelings/behaviours for all types of cyber-bullying they experienced, with girls reporting more severe impact than boys. Strategies are discussed for school counsellors working with youth who have been victimized through electronic means.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Psychological Patterns, Victims, Preadolescents, Adolescents, Anxiety, Depression (Psychology), Gender Differences, Severity (of Disability), Age Differences, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 11, Questionnaires, School Counselors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 11
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada