Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Dev Psychol. 2007 May;43(3):564-75.

Involvement in traditional and electronic bullying among adolescents.

Author information

1
School 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.

PMID:
17484571
DOI:
10.1037/0012-1649.43.3.564
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for American Psychological Association
    Loading ...
    Support Center