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    Living in an 'Electronic Age': Cyberbullying among Irish Adolescents

    Cotter, Padraig and McGilloway, Sinéad (2011) Living in an 'Electronic Age': Cyberbullying among Irish Adolescents. Irish Journal of Education, 39. pp. 44-56. ISSN 0021-1257

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    The prevalence and nature of specific forms of cyberbullying (CB) in a sample of Irish post-primary school students, aged 12 to 18 years (n=122), are examined. Overall, CB was found to be less frequent than traditional bullying (TB). Although all forms of CB were largely short-term, CB was regarded by participants as worse than TB, with the notable exception of email. No significant relationships emerged between several background variables and CB. Overall rates of CB seem to be lower than in other countries, but further research would be required to determine its prevalence and nature.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Bullying; Cyberbullying; Irish Adolescents; Ireland; post-primary school; Ireland; teenagers;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 6339
    Depositing User: Dr. Sinéad McGilloway
    Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2015 16:00
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Journal of Education
    Publisher: Educational Research Centre
    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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