Cyberbullying in Australia
Campbell, Marilyn A., Spears, Barbara, Cross, Donna, & Slee, Phillip (2010) Cyberbullying in Australia. In Mora-Merchan, Joaquin A. & Jager, Thomas (Eds.) Cyberbullying : A Cross-National Comparison. Verlag Empirische Padagogik, Landau, p. 232.
While bullying at school has long been recognised as existing in Australian literature the empirical study of the phenomenon really did not begin until 1989-90.
In 1994 an Australian Commonwealth Senate inquiry into school violence resulted in the publication of an influential report ‘Sticks and Stones: A report on violence in Schools’. This inquiry heralded a nationwide movement to address the issue of school violence,particularly bullying. While the report generally concluded that school violence was not an issue in Australian schools, bullying was. The inquiry raised significant questions regarding the frequency of violence in Australian culture, the impact of violence on the community, and identified the need for intervention programs to reduce violence, particularly that associated with bullying.
Overall, in 2003 between one in five and one in seven students reported being bullied face-to-face once a week or more. In Australia victimization is more frequently reported by younger students and girls generally report less victimization than boys. In secondary school the amount of bullying was highest in Years 8 and 9 (Slee,2003)
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||cyberbullying, Australia, young people, schools|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Educational Psychology (170103)
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|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 Verlag Empirische Padagogik|
|Deposited On:||15 Apr 2011 16:05|
|Last Modified:||26 Mar 2013 11:36|
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