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ERIC Number: EJ1072267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1037-2911
Coping in the Cyberworld: Program Implementation and Evaluation--A Pilot Project
Lam, Cecilia Wing Chi; Frydenberg, Erica
Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, v19 n2 p196-215 Dec 2009
As increasing numbers of adolescents become involved in online activities, many also become victims of cyberharassment. This pilot project investigates how a program teaching coping skills (Best of Coping program, BOC) and a program teaching cybersafety (Cyber Savvy Teens program, CST) can optimise adolescents' capacity to cope online. Thirty-three adolescents were divided into three groups: control, BOC and CST. Participants completed a questionnaire on cyberknowledge and habits preprogram; the Adolescent Coping scale and the Kessler Psychological Distress scale (K-10) pre- and post-program; and a program evaluation form post-program. Participants in both intervention groups demonstrated improvements in their overall mental health and in making better online choices post-program. The BOC program was found to be a better program for improving general coping than CST alone, while the CST program was better at tackling cyberspecific issues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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