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Asian J Psychiatr. 2017 Oct;29:142-145. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2017.05.018. Epub 2017 May 27.

Aggression in schools: Cyberbullying and gender issues.

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1
Department of Community Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical College and Research, Chandigarh, 160012, India, India. Electronic address: drishti.sharma@gmail.com.
2
Department of Community Medicine, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, New Delhi-110029, India, India. Electronic address: drjugalkishore@gmail.com.
3
Department of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi-110002, India, India. Electronic address: drnandini1@gmail.com.
4
School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160012, India, India. Electronic address: monaduggal2@gmail.com.

Abstract

Due to increasing internet and mobile penetration, children in India are at risk of cyberbullying. A survey of 174 middle graders in Delhi showed that, of total, 8% indulged in cyberbullying and 17% reported being victimized by such acts. However, prevalence of in-person bullying, fighting and victimization by either was 16%, 12% and 17% respectively. Males were more likely to bully and fight in-person than females. They were also more likely to be victims of both online and offline aggression. Interwoven modes of bullying along with safe use of technology need to be understood.

KEYWORDS:

Adolescents; Bullying; Cyber bullying; Electronic aggression; Internet; Interpersonal violence

PMID:
29061413
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajp.2017.05.018
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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