ERIC Number: EJ722454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 40
Cyber-Harassment: A Study of a New Method for an Old Behavior
Beran, Tanya; Li, Qing
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v32 n3 p265-277 2005
A total of 432 students from grades 7-9 in Canadian schools reported their experiences of cyber-harassment, which is a form of harassment that occurs through the use of electronic communications such as e-mail and cell phones. More than two-thirds of students (69%) have heard of incidents of cyber-harassment, about one quarter (21%) have been harassed several times, and a few students (3%) admitted engaging in this form of harassment. In addition, victims of cyber-harassment reported a variety of negative consequences, especially anger and sadness, and had experienced other forms of harassment. These results suggest several avenues of research needed to explain how and why adolescents use technological advances to harass their peers.
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Information Technology, Bullying, Telecommunications, Electronic Mail, Adolescents, Psychological Patterns, Student Behavior, Internet, Antisocial Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada