The roles of age, gender, and ethnicity in cyberbullying

Michelle F. Wright

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Children and adolescents have become active users of electronic technologies, with many of them blogging, watching videos, and chatting via instant messenger and social networking sites. Many of these activities have become a typical part of their lives. Electronic technologies have brought many conveniences to the lives of children and adolescents. Along with the opportunities associated with these technologies, children and adolescents are also susceptible to risks, including cyberbullying. Therefore, many researchers have become concerned with identifying which factors might predict children's and adolescents' involvement in these behaviors. Some predictors that researchers have focused on include age, gender, and ethnicity, but the findings were mixed. This chapter draws on research to review studies on the relationship of age, gender, and ethnicity to children's and adolescents' cyberbullying involvement and concludes with solutions and recommendations as well as future directions for research focused on these predictors and cyberbullying.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationViolence and Society
Subtitle of host publicationBreakthroughs in Research and Practice
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781522509899
ISBN (Print)9781522509882
StatePublished - Nov 2 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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