ERIC Number: EJ1118219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Cyberbullying: Are Relationships or Rules More Protective?
Davis, Katie; Koepke, Lucas
Learning, Media and Technology, v41 n4 p521-545 2016
The aim of this paper is to investigate which adolescents are most and least at risk of experiencing online victimization. The results of logistic regression analyses using data on 2079 adolescents attending secondary school in Bermuda indicate that not all forms of media use place adolescents at risk of experiencing cyberbullying. Adolescents who spent more time using their cell phone were more likely to report having received an aggressive or threatening electronic communication and having had someone say nasty things about them online. There was no such relationship between time on the internet and either form of online victimization. The findings also suggest that strong parent relationships and positive experiences at school are generally more protective against cyberbullying than adults' restrictions on adolescents' media use. These findings contribute important insight into strategies that hold promise for decreasing cyberbullying among adolescents.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Resilience (Psychology), Victims, Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Parent Child Relationship, Environmental Influences, Secondary School Students, Hypothesis Testing, Online Surveys, Individual Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 8; Grade 9; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
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Identifiers - Location: Bermuda
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