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Dev Psychol. 2007 May;43(3):564-75.

Involvement in traditional and electronic bullying among adolescents.

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  • 1School of Education, University of California, Davis, CA, USA. j.l.raskauskas@massey.ac.nz

Abstract

The increasing availability of Internet and cell phones has provided new avenues through which adolescents can bully. Electronic bullying is a new form of bullying that may threaten adolescent social and emotional development. In this study the relation between involvement in electronic and traditional bullying was examined. Eighty-four adolescents completed questionnaires regarding their involvement in traditional and electronic bullying. Results show that students' roles in traditional bullying predicted the same role in electronic bullying. Also, being a victim of bullying on the Internet or via text messages was related to being a bully at school. Traditional victims were not found to be electronic bullies. Perceptions of the effects of and motivations for electronic bullying are discussed.

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17484571
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