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Cyberbullying in social networking sites and blogs : legal issues for young people and schools

Kift, Sally M., Campbell, Marilyn A., & Butler, Desmond A. (2010) Cyberbullying in social networking sites and blogs : legal issues for young people and schools. Journal of Law, Information and Science, 20(2), pp. 60-97.

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Abstract

This article examines the social networking phenomenon that has been so readily embraced by school-age adolescents, in the context of its potential to contribute further to the mechanisms for and incidence of cyberbullying amongst school students. Cyberbullying in these online for a, as a misuse of technology to harass, intimidate, tease, threaten, abuse or otherwise terrorise peers, teachers and/or the school in general, is discussed from both the psychological perspective and in terms of its legal ramifications (both criminal and civil) in Australia. Some recommendations for proactive and preventative measures, education and policy adoptions are provided, together with general advice to parents, schools and adolescents on awareness of the risks involved and how young people might better protect themselves in light of that knowledge.

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ID Code: 39838
Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0729-1485
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 University of Tasmania, Faculty of Law
Deposited On: 02 Feb 2011 09:58
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 18:22

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