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    A review of cyberbullying legislation in Qatar: Considerations for policy makers and educators

    Foody, Mairead and Samara, Muthanna and El Asam, Aiman and Morsi, Hisham and Khattab, Azhar (2017) A review of cyberbullying legislation in Qatar: Considerations for policy makers and educators. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 50. pp. 45-51. ISSN 0160-2527

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    Cyberbullying is a worldwide problem affecting mental health, education, safety and general well-being for individuals across the globe. Despite the widespread availability of the Internet, research into prevalence rates of cyberbullying in Qatar is lacking and legislating for the crime has been slow to develop. Recently there have been some positive initiatives in the country such as a Cybercrime Prevention Law, the development of a National ICT Strategy, and a website detailing safe practice guidelines for Internet usage. However, the implementation and usage of these initiatives are still limited and there is a lack of awareness of cyberbullying in Qatar. As a result, the risk factors and consequences among school-aged children are unknown. The current paper presents an evaluation of the legislative and public policy solutions to cyberbullying available in Qatar, and outlines the critical challenges that could potentially face educators in shaping best practice guidelines for the future.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Bullying; Cyberbullying; Victimization; Legislation; School policy; Children;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 11537
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    Depositing User: IR Editor
    Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2019 15:49
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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