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TITLE OF DOCUMENT:

Cyberbullying.

NAME OF AUTHOR(S):

R. Ortega, J. Calmaestra and J. Mora-Merchán.

NAME OF PUBLISHER:

International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 8(2), 183-192, 2008.

LANGUAGE OF DOCUMENT:

Spanish

LANGUAGE OF THE REVIEW:

English

KEYWORDS:

Cyberbullying, Secondary School, school violence, ICTs

DOCUMENT TYPOLOGY:

Research

TARGET GROUP OF PUBLICATION:

Researchers.

SIZE OF THE PUBLICATION:

1 - 20 pages

DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS:

This article takes a look at the different stages in terms of themes that have been made in studies of school violence since 2000 in Europe. Although, since 2008, has increased attention in research on cyberbullying variant. This new phenomenon of violence, is distinguished from bullying and abuse, especially because in many cases, victims do not get to know their attackers, they can not escape them, not feeling safe anywhere. On the other hand, aggression can be observed by a large number of spectators countless times, resulting in potential damage of the attack remain in time, expanding its negative effects. Another notable difference compared to bullying, cyberbullying is that normally occur outside the classroom, it is more difficult to detect by teachers. These authors highlight the fact that the first study on cyberbullying was done in the U.S., which revealed that 6% of adolescents suffered cyberbullying. Specifically, this research attempts to show results on cyberbullying in a context of secondary schools in Cordoba, trying to know what kind of cyberbullying is the most common, and occurs more frequently sex assault or Victimization.

REVIEWER’S COMMENTS ON THE DOCUMENT:

This work has been chosen because it is an exploratory and descriptive research to determine whether there cyberbullying in particular socio-cultural environment of secondary schools in Cordoba, in order to detect and describe the phenomenon of cyberbullying. We applied the "Questionnaire Cyberbullying" (Ortega, Mora Calmaestra and Merchán, 2007) inspired by the questionnaire designed by Smith et al. (2006), with some significant modifications. From the results obtained by this investigation, we can mention: that only 3.8% of the students surveyed were involved in cyberbullying severe slope (more than one attack per week), only 11.1% of total students not involved in cyberbullying themselves affected colleagues know that the cyberbullying over the Internet is much more common than is produced by mobile phone and that girls are victimized at a higher rate than boys.

NAME OF THE REVIEWING ORGANISATION:

University of Seville

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