Cyberbullying: Description, definition, characteristics, and outcomes

Michelle Wright

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Children and adolescents are actively engaged in a digital world in which blogs, social networking sites, watching videos, and instant messaging are a typical part of their daily lives. Their immersion in the digital world has occurred for as long as they remember, with many not knowing a world without our modern technological advances. Although the digital age has brought us many conveniences in our daily lives, there is a darker side to children's and adolescents' involvement with these technologies, such as cyberbullying. This chapter draws on research from around the world, utilizing a variety of research designs, to describe the nature, extent, causes, and consequences associated with children's and adolescents' involvement in cyberbullying. Concluding the chapter is a solutions and recommendation section in which it is argued that cyberbullying is a global concern, affecting all aspects of society, requiring a whole-community approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptimizing Human-Computer Interaction With Emerging Technologies
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781522526179
ISBN (Print)1522526161, 9781522526162
StatePublished - Jun 19 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science


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