Cyber-Bullying Research Papers

In the last two decades, a growing concern has been expressed over the issue of bullying. Therefore, the subject has gained momentum in the public domain, alerting people about the impact that it may have for youngsters’ physical and psychological development and well-being. Despite the fact that campaigns have been launched in order to raise awareness about this problem, the truth is that bullying is on the rise; and what is even worse, maximized through networking websites.
The aim of this paper is to present the issue of bullying with emphasis on social media as a means to perpetuate patterns of aggressive behaviour, exploring the implications that it has on both; bullies and victims, along with some advice for educators.
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Cyber-bullying, or what specialists called “Internet or online aggression”, implies the persecution of people by using mail, text messages, web pages, blogs and social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. This manifestation goes beyond the traditional “playground perspective”, as this form of harassment takes place outside school 24/7. Recent research has shown that Facebook is the leading social network selected by bullies to target their victims. What is more, they have also found out that 19-year-old teens are the most victimized population compared with other age groups.
How does cyber bullying differ from other forms of bullying? Specialists agree that there are certain features that characterize these deliberate acts such as anonymity, virality and easiness of
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Some advice provided in various websites such as “Education World” and “Scholastic”, include the notion of digital citizens. Basically, what this concept implies, is the development of the ethical use of technology, raising awareness about social norms that should be respected and followed in and out of the Internet. Furthermore, the establishment of a positive classroom climate where all students feel safe and comfortable through the encouragement of team building, is paramount, so as to start building solid bonds among individuals as well as basic trust principles; hence reducing the probabilities of peer

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