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Lester, Leanne; Cross, Donna; Shaw, Therese – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2012
Problem Behaviour Theory suggests that young people's problem behaviours tend to cluster. This study examined the relationship between traditional bullying, cyberbullying and engagement in problem behaviours using longitudinal data from approximately 1500 students. Levels of traditional victimisation and perpetration at the beginning of secondary…
Descriptors: Risk, Behavior Problems, Bullying, Behavior Theories
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Sevcikova, Anna; Smahel, David; Otavova, Mlada – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2012
The goal of this study was to explore how victims of cyberbullying perceive online aggressive attacks and when they see them as harmful. Interviews were carried out with 16 cybervictimised participants aged 15-17 years. The findings showed differences in the perception of online victimisation when perpetrated by an anonymous Internet user versus…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Bullying, Physical Environment, Internet
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Pyzalski, Jacek – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2012
Cyberbullying is usually operationalised as a kind of bullying understood as peer aggression that is intentional and continuous, and involves an aspect of imbalance of power between a victim and a perpetrator or perpetrators. Despite the tool used (new media), cyberbullying often takes place within a traditional group (e.g. school class). However,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Internet, Classification, Bullying
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Brighi, Antonella; Guarini, Annalisa; Melotti, Giannino; Galli, Silvia; Genta, Maria Luisa – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2012
Cyberbullying may sometimes be an extension of traditional bullying. However, some particular features of cyberbullying suggest that it may have a distinct causal pathway, due to the social context of a virtual environment within which peer social processes occur. Moreover, boys and girls may perceive and respond differentially to their social…
Descriptors: Intervention, Psychological Patterns, Bullying, Social Environment