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Cyberbullying among primary school pupils

Cyberbullying among primary school pupils

Monks, Claire P. ORCID: 0000-0003-2638-181X, Ortega, Rosario, Robinson, Susanne and Worlidge, Penny (2009) Cyberbullying among primary school pupils. In: COST Workshop 1: Cyberbullying: definition and measurement, 22-23 Aug 2009, Vilnius, Lithuania. (Unpublished)

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The nature and extent of cyberbullying and traditional bullying were examined among a sample of primary school pupils aged 7 – 11 years in the London area. Pupils were given anonymous self-report questionnaires which asked about their use of mobile phones and the internet, and their experiences of bullying and cyberbullying as either the victims or perpetrators. Most pupils had a mobile phone and almost all had access to the internet at home. It was found that a significant number of pupils reported being involved in both types of bullying, although more children were involved in traditional bullying than cyberbullying. The most commonly reported types of cyberbullying were via instant messenger, email and texts. Children were also likely to consider cyberbullying as upsetting as traditional bullying. Implications for intervention and prevention work are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Poster)
Additional Information: [1] UPDATED 31/05/2012 - unable to verify from programme that author participated in conference or delivered a paper URL <>. Returned to review and referred back to SG. (C.LAWLER)
Uncontrolled Keywords: cyberbullying, bullying, primary school, children, victimisation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:12

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