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Cyberbullying: Definition, Behaviors, Correlates, and Adjustment Problems

Cyberbullying: Definition, Behaviors, Correlates, and Adjustment Problems
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Author(s): Michelle F. Wright (Pennsylvania State University, USA & Masaryk University, USA)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 18
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fifth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3479-3.ch026


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The purpose of this chapter is to examine cyberbullying among children and adolescents, referred to as “youths” throughout the chapter. An extension of traditional bullying, cyberbullying is a form of bullying which takes place by means of electronic technologies, such as email, instant messaging, Facebook, and text messaging through mobile devices. Drawing on research from a variety of disciplines, such as psychology, education, social work, sociology, and computer science, this chapter is organized into six sections. The chapters draws on studies with qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research methodologies.

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