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TITLE OF DOCUMENT:

Questions and answers regarding cyber bullying

NAME OF AUTHOR(S):

Fisoun B., Floros G.

NAME OF PUBLISHER:

Hellenic Company for study of internet addiction

LANGUAGE OF DOCUMENT:

Greek

LANGUAGE OF THE REVIEW:

English

KEYWORDS:

school bullying, cyber bullying

DOCUMENT TYPOLOGY:

Web Article

TARGET GROUP OF PUBLICATION:

Parents, Teachers.

SIZE OF THE PUBLICATION:

1 - 20 pages

DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS:

This article is very informative regarding cyber bullying and provides useful information to parents and teachers. It is structured in form of questions and answers and it refers mostly in practical issues and ways to face the problem, addressed to parents and teachers. More specifically, it starts with the definition of bullying and its consequences to the victims, it continues with the cyber bullying definition and its forms (harassment, on-line rumors spreading, undesirable message sending, defamation in others).
Moreover, according to the article, cyber bullying can be direct or indirect involving persons who may not know the victim. The means of cyber bullying are electronic mail, text messaging, social network sites, chat rooms, blogs, web sites and internet gaming. There is not much information regarding bullies’ profile neither their motivation. The phenomenon of cyber bullying interests Greece as well, therefore a relative research was conducted in Kos island, which its main results are displayed in the article. Furthermore, it consults parents in general, on how to familiarize with internet, to visit the web sites that their children visit, to be understanding, etc., what should make them to be concerned (stress, sad, fear of their children) and what they can do if their child becomes a cyber bullying victim.
Teachers, on the other hand, can help in cyber bullying prevention through allowing to older students to consults the younger ones etc.
If anyone has noticed a web page that abuses personal information or conducts user maltreatment please report it to the Hellenic Open Line for illegal internet content (www.safeline.gr).

REVIEWER’S COMMENTS ON THE DOCUMENT:

This article is one of the few Greek articles regarding cyber bullying. It is structured in form of questions and answers and it refers mostly in practical issues and ways to face the problem, addressed to parents and teachers. It is written in simple and understandable language in order to be comprehensible to as many people as possible. It starts with the definition of bullying and its consequences to the victims, it continues with the cyber bullying definition and its (harassment, on-line rumors spreading, undesirable message sending, defamation in others). The means of cyber bullying are electronic mail, text messaging, social network sites, chat rooms, blogs, web sites and internet gaming. Furthermore, the article is useful as it consults parents in general, on how to familiarize with internet, to visit the web sites that their children visit, to be understanding, etc., what should make them to be concerned (stress, sad, fear of their children) and what they can do if their child is a cyber bullying victim.
It consults also teachers on how to contribute in cyber bullying prevention. Last, but not least, it mentions that if anyone has noticed a web page that abuses personal information or conducts user maltreatment can report it to the Hellenic Open Line for illegal internet content (www.safeline.gr).

WHERE TO FIND IT:

http://www.sch.gr/files/usersanakoinoseis/CYBERBULLYING - ΕΚΦΟΒΙΣΜΟΣ ΔΙΑΜΕΣΩ ΔΙΑΔΙΚΤΥΟΥ _2_.pdf

NAME OF THE REVIEWING ORGANISATION:

ASPETE

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