Cyberbullying : a threat to student mental health and wellbeing

Campbell, Marilyn A. (2011) Cyberbullying : a threat to student mental health and wellbeing. In Shute, R.H., Slee, P.T., Murray-Harvey, R., & Dix, K.L. (Eds.) Mental Health and Wellbeing : Educational Perspectives. Shannon Research Press, Woodcroft, SA, pp. 91-101.

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Cyberbullying is a threat to student mental health and wellbeing. As predicted the consequences of cyberbullying have been shown to be more detrimental to students than traditional bullying because of the wider audience and the 24/7 nature of this form of bullying. It is becoming an increasingly vexatious problem for victims, students who bully, educators and parents. Parents and the community are turning to schools to provide preventative strategies and to manage incidents of cyberbullying. Some sections of the community believe there is a technological solution to the problem, or that the law should be overhauled to address the problem more effectively. However, bullying is a deeply embedded social relationship problem, of which cyberbullying is one form. Therefore, planned prevention and intervention strategies need to be considered in the context of the social relationships in the whole school community.

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ID Code: 47296
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Cyber bullying, mental health
ISBN: 9781920736439
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
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 2011 Shannon Research Press
Deposited On: 29 Nov 2011 23:22
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2013 09:39

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