Cyberbullying in the Global Playground: Research from International Perspectives

Cyberbullying in the Global Playground: Research from International Perspectives

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Edited by Qing Li, Edited by Donna Cross, Edited by Peter K. Smith

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Hardback | 326 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 250mm x 24mm | 662g
  • Publication date: 28 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1444333763
  • ISBN 13: 9781444333763
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 1,386,215

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Cyberbullying in the Global Playground provides the first global, in-depth analysis of the emerging phenomenon of cyberbullying. Offers the first thorough comparative account of recent research into the emerging globalphenomenon of cyberbullying Provides an international perspective on the prevalence and nature of cyberbullying Presents recent authoritative research within a critical perspective, drawing out theoretical and practical implications for policy and practice May be used to help design intervention, evaluation, and policy strategies for effective efforts to combat the international phenomenon of cyberbullying

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Qing Li is Associate Professor of Educational Technology in the Faculty of Education, University of Calgary. Li is among the first Canadian researchers to study cyberbullying. Donna Cross is the Foundation Professor of Child and Adolescent Health in the School of Exercise Biomedical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia, and Director of the University's Child Health Promotion Research Center. Peter K. Smith is Professor of Psychology and Head of the Unit for School and Family Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

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"The book is full of valuable information. There are few books on cyberbullying based on large cohorts of students that can be used as a guide to design intervention and policy strategies to combat the international phenomenon of cyberbullying; this is therefore a welcome addition." ( Child and Adolescent Mental Health , 1 September 2013)

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Bullying among adolescents has long been recognized as a serious problem throughout the world. With the advent of modern forms of communication, however, bullying is no longer confined to the school playground -- now it occurs in cyber-space. "Cyberbullying in the Global Playground" provides the first in-depth analysis of the emerging phenomenon of cyberbullying across globe.To enhance our understanding of this new behavioral trend, the authors share the results -- and offer their insightful analysis -- of projects relating to cyberbullying undertaken in the following countries: Austria, Canada, England, Finland, Italy, Japan, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Australia, and the U.S. Exploring the variety of commonalities and differences among the various studies heightens our understanding of the myriad issues surrounding cyberbullying, and may assist in reducing or preventing its practice. The ultimate goal of this volume" "is to help design the most effective intervention, evaluation, and policy strategies to discourage cyberbullying and encourage healthier relationships among the children and youth growing up in today's digital age.

Table of contents

About the Editors vii About the Contributors ix Preface xii Part I Introduction 1 1 Research Into Cyberbullying: Context 3 Qing Li, Peter K. Smith, and Donna Cross Part II European Studies Within a DAPHNE Project 13 2 Comparative Aspects of Cyberbullying in Italy, England, and Spain: Findings From a DAPHNE Project 15 Maria Luisa Genta, Peter K. Smith, Rosario Ortega, Antonella Brighi, Annalisa Guarini, Fran Thompson, Neil Tippett, Joaquin Mora-Merchan, and Juan Calmaestra 3 Self-Esteem and Loneliness in Relation to Cyberbullying in Three European Countries 32 Antonella Brighi, Giannino Melotti, Annalisa Guarini, Maria Luisa Genta, Rosario Ortega, Joaquin Mora-Merchan, Peter K. Smith, and Fran Thompson 4 Cyberbullying in Finland 57 Christina Salmivalli and Virpi Poyhonen Part III Studies in Commonwealth Countries 73 5 Cyberbullying in Australia: Is School Context Related to Cyberbullying Behavior? 75 Donna Cross, Therese Shaw, Melanie Epstein, Helen Monks, Julian Dooley, and Lydia Hearn 6 Predicting Student Behaviors: Cyberbullies, Cybervictims, and Bystanders 99 Qing Li and Tak Fung Part IV Studies in the USA 115 7 An Examination of the History, Prevalence, Characteristics, and Reporting of Cyberbullying in the United States 117 Brett Holfeld and Mark Grabe 8 Cyberbullying in the United States 143 Sheri Bauman Part V Studies in the Pacific Rim 181 9 Cyberbullying in Japan: Cases, Government Reports, Adolescent Relational Aggression, and Parental Monitoring Roles 183 Ikuko Aoyama, Shoka Utsumi, and Motohiro Hasegawa 10 Cyberbullying in South Korea 202 Neil Tippett and Keumjoo Kwak Part VI The Psychological Context of Cyberbullying 221 11 Virtual but not Less Real: A Study of Cyberbullying and Its Relations to Moral Disengagement and Empathy 223 Ana Almeida, Isabel Correia, Sylvie Marinho, and D'Jamila Garcia 12 Cyberbullying and Traditional Bullying: Unique, Additive, and Synergistic Effects on Psychological Health Symptoms 245 Ersilia Menesini, Pamela Calussi, and Annalaura Nocentini 13 Motives for Bullying Others in Cyberspace: A Study on Bullies and Bully-Victims in Austria 263 Petra Gradinger, Dagmar Strohmeier, and Christiane Spiel Part VII Research and Intervention in Cyberbullying 285 14 Understanding and Preventing Cyberbullying: Where Have We Been and Where Should We Be Going? 287 Donna Cross, Qing Li, Peter K. Smith, and Helen Monks Index 306