How research findings can inform legislation and school policy on cyberbullying.

Campbell, Marilyn A. (2013) How research findings can inform legislation and school policy on cyberbullying. In Bauman, Sheri, Cross, Donna, & Walker, Jenny (Eds.) Principles of cyberbullying research: Definitions, measures, and methodology. Taylor & Francis Ltd Routledge, New York, USA, pp. 261-273.

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Recent empirical research has found that the psychological consequences for young people involved in cyberbullying are more severe than in the case of traditional bullying (Campbell, Spears, Slee, Butler, & Kift, 2012; Perren, Dooley, Shaw, & Cross, 2010). Cybervictimisation has been found to be a significant predictor of depressive symptoms over and above that of being victimised by traditional bullying (Perren et al., 2010). Cybervictims also have reported higher anxiety scores and social difficulties than traditional victims, with those students who had been bullied by both forms showing similar anxiety and depression scores to cyberbullying victims (Campbell et al., 2012). This is supported by the subjective views of many young people, not involved in bullying, who believed that cyberbullying is far more harmful than traditional bullying (Cross et al., 2009). However, students who were traditionally bullied thought the consequences of traditional bullying were harsher than did those students who were cyberbullied (Campbell, et al., 2012). In Slonje and Smith’s study (2008), students reported that text messaging and email bullying had less of an impact than traditional bullying, but that bullying by pictures or video clips had more negative impact than traditional bullying.

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ID Code: 53598
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: cyberbullying, students, schools, law, policy
ISBN: 9780415897495
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Counselling (130305)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 18 Sep 2012 22:09
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 04:34

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