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ERIC Number: EJ880597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Cyberbullying: Challenges and Actions
Draa, Virginia Bendel; Sydney, Tara D.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v101 n4 p40-46 2009
In the early 1990s, lives and activities of the younger generation changed with introduction of the Internet. Service providers such as American Online (AOL) offered the opportunity to use the Internet for research and commercial activities and as a source of entertainment with opportunities to engage in online games and cybercommunications (i.e., chatrooms, instant messaging, email). According to Willard (2007), young people have fully embraced the Internet and other mobile communication technologies such as cell phones for communicating with friends, making new friends, seeking information, and creating websites and blogs. Although most uses of cybertechnology are entertaining and beneficial, there are increasing problems associated with adolescents using the Internet to send and post cruel or harmful text and images to harass and bully their peers. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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