Why cybersafety tips don’t work for cyberbullying

Campbell, Marilyn A. (2009) Why cybersafety tips don’t work for cyberbullying. On Line Opinion : Australia's eJournal of Social and Political Debate.

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Abstract

Research into cyberbullying in Australia has been slow. This is partly because rigorous research takes time, both to conduct, to analyse and to publish. In addition, Australian governments and other decision makers did not realise that cyberbullying was happening until there was greater media attention to the problem in the last few years. This meant that there was no serious research money allocated to cyberbullying research in Australia until about two years ago. In addition, initial research has mainly looked at how many students have been cyberbullied and what were the consequences. As far as I know there is only one large research project which is looking at what programs actually work to prevent and/or intervene in cyberbullying in Australia and that will take time to ascertain. However, our society wants quick fixes and they want a quick fix for cyberbullying.

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ID Code: 27236
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: cyberbullying, cybersafety
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Counselling (130305)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 06 Sep 2009 23:02
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 04:58

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