Cyberbullying : Abusive Relationships in Cyberspace

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Cyberbullying is a major and growing phenomenon that may take place by means of mobile devices, websites such as social networking sites or virtual worlds, videos, e-mails, or other means. This monograph brings you up to date with the latest research by leading scientists on this new form of bullying and indicates the directions future investigations may take. An introductory review examines, among other things, the differences and similarities of cyberbullying and traditional bullying. A series of original research papers by leading scientists then cover topics such as power imbalance, prevalence at different ages, 'griefing' in virtual worlds, motivation, interventions, social information processing factors, emotional impact of bullying, risk factors, as well as methodological considerations in cyberbullying research. Further, 'Research Spotlights' present promising, but not yet published results in brief form, 'Opinion Pieces' allow distinguished contributors to air matters of current debate and discussion, and 'Horizons' articles briefly describe major ongoing projects in various countries, such as the European Project on Bullying and Cyberbullying, the 'Kids Online' project, and the Internet Rights Observatory. The Zeitschrift fur Psychologie, founded in 1890, is the oldest psychology periodical in Europe and the second oldest in the world. It will now, with a change in language to English, be published as a series of monographs on basic and applied topics in psychology, each featuring a major overview article, peer-reviewed original research papers, as well as brief 'Research Spotlight' and 'Horizons' reports about ongoing or forthcoming projects. Each carefully compiled monograph is edited by leading experts and features articles by scientists at the forefront of current more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 204 x 272 x 4mm | 222.26g
  • Hogrefe Publishing
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • 1., 2010
  • 0889373795
  • 9780889373792
  • 1,482,134

Table of contents

Editorial; Cyberbullying: Abusive Relationships in Cyberspace, Peter K. Smith; Original Articles; Cyberbullying Versus Face-to-Face Bullying: A Theoretical and Conceptual Review, Julian J. Dooley, Jacek Pyzalski, Donna Cross; Behind the Scenes and Screens: Insights into the Human Dimension of Covert and Cyber Bullying, Barbara Spears, Phillip Slee, Larry Owens, Bruce Johnson; The Emotional Impact on Victims of Traditional Bullying and Cyberbullying, Rosario Ortega, Paz Elipe, Joaquin A. Mora-Merchan, Juan Calmaestra, Esther Vega; Traditional Bullying and Cyberbullying: Identification of Risk Groups for Adjustment Problems, Petra Gradinger, Dagmar Strohmeier, Christiane Spiel; Griefing in a Virtual Community: An Exploratory Survey of Second Life Residents, Iain Coyne, Thomas Chesney, Brian Logan, Neil Madden; Research Spotlight; Cyberbullying in Germany-What has Been Done and What is Going On, Caterina Katzer; Social-Behavioural Correlates of Cyberbullying in a German Student Sample, Anja Schultze-Krumbholz, Herbert Scheithauer; Online Harassment and Cyberbullying in the Czech Republic: Comparison Across Age Groups, Anna Sevcikova, David Smahel; Cyberbullying Definition and Measurement: Some Critical Considerations, Ersilia Menesini, Annalaura Nocentini; Research Activities; European Project on Bullying and Cyberbullying, Maria Luisa Genta, Antonella Brighi, Annalisa Guarini CyberTraining - A Research-based European Training Manual On Cyberbullying, Thomas Jager Research on Cyberbullying in Belgium, and Internet Rights Observatory Advice, Michel Walrave COST Action IS0801 on Cyberbullying, Peter K. Smith, Ruth Sittichai EU Kids Online, Sonia Livingstone, Leslie more