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ERIC Number: EJ893199
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Assessing Middle School Students' Knowledge of Conduct and Consequences and Their Behaviors regarding the Use of Social Networking Sites
Kite, Stacey L.; Gable, Robert; Filippelli, Lawrence
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v83 n5 p158-163 2010
Cyberbullying and threats of Internet predators, not to mention the enduring consequences of postings, may lead to dangerous, unspeakable consequences. Cyberbullying and threats of Internet predators through social networking sites and instant messaging programs are initiating numerous problems for parents, school administrators, and law enforcement on a national level (McKenna 2007, 60). A 34 item survey was developed to assess Knowledge of appropriate behavior on social networking sites (alpha = 0.84), Bullying Behavior (alpha = 0.72), and Internet Use (alpha = 0.78) of social networking sites for N = 588 grade 7-8 students from an urban and a suburban school. Implications for educators and parents regarding Cyberbullying and Internet Predators are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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