Cyberbullying Increases as Students Get Older

Cyberbullying Increases as Students Get Older, Study Finds

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2014/09/cyber_bullying_increases_as_students_get_older.html

The study also found that girls were more likely to experience verbal and cyberbullying while boys were more likely to experience physical bullying. my note: No news here.

“School-based interventions need to address the differences in perpetrator and victim experiences,” she said. “The key is to use individualized specific interventions for bullying, not a one-size-fits-all approach.”

Bullying is still a prevalent issue, although it has taken a new form by moving online. The two kinds of bullying are different in many ways. However, interventions can often be difficult, since many think cyberbullying is less harmful than traditional bullying, and therefore don’t report it.

3 Comments on Cyberbullying Increases as Students Get Older

  1. Plamen Miltenoff
    October 13, 2014 at 9:05 pm (5 years ago)

    Researchers and Schools Diverge in Definitions of Bullying
    http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/10/08/07bullying.h34.html

    Under the uniform research definition, acts of bullying:
    “Are unwanted aggressive behaviors” / This behavior could be online or in person, and it is committed by “another youth or group of youths who are not siblings or current dating partners of the victim.” While those peers are also capable of peer harassment, those actions fall into another category of behavior, researchers say.
    “Involve an observed or perceived power imbalance” / This power imbalance between the perpetrator and the victim could involve factors like social stature, resources, physical size, or influence.
    “Are repeated multiple times or are likely to be repeated” / Many schools consider individual acts of peer harassment bullying without considering whether they are part of or likely to be part of a larger pattern of behavior, which is an essential part of the uniform definition, researchers say.

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