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ERIC Number: EJ968896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
High School Students' Perceptions of Coping with Cyberbullying
Parris, Leandra; Varjas, Kris; Meyers, Joel; Cutts, Hayley
Youth & Society, v44 n2 p284-306 Jun 2012
Cyberbullying can have a variety of negative effects on student mental health (Internet Safety Technical Task Force, 2008). An understanding of students' coping with cyberbullying could help researchers and professionals to determine ways to alleviate and/or prevent the negative effects of cyberbullying. Qualitative methods were used to provide an in-depth examination of coping with cyberbullying. The results revealed three primary coping themes as follows: "reactive coping," "preventive coping," and "no way to prevent cyberbullying." "Reactive coping" included avoiding the cyberbully situation by deleting or ignoring messages. "Preventive coping" strategies included "talk in person" and "increased security and awareness." Some students reported that there was "no way to reduce cyberbullying." These strategies were interpreted in terms of current theories of coping and findings suggested a need for a new comprehensive model of coping with cyberbullying. In addition, implications for future research and practice were discussed. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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