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Characteristics of Cyberbullying Among Native and Immigrant Secondary Education Students

Research paper by IGI Global

Indexed on: 21 Nov '17Published on: 01 Jan '17Published in: International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning



Abstract

Authors: Rubén Comas-Forgas (Department of Applied Pedagogy and Psychology of Education, Balearic Islands University, Palma de Mallorca, Spain), Jaume Sureda-Negre (Department of Applied Pedagogy and Psychology of Education, Balearic Islands University, Palma de Mallorca, Spain), Aina Calvo-Sastre (Department of Applied Pedagogy and Psychology of Education, Balearic Islands University, Palma de Mallorca, Spain)Volume/Issue: 7/1ISSN : 2155-7136EISSN : 2155-7144DOI: 10.4018/IJCBPL.2017010101Date Posted: 1/1/2017 12:00:00 AM This article details the results of a descriptive study that analyzes the characteristics and impact of cyberbullying among native and immigrant students enrolled in secondary education. Results indicate that immigrant children experience higher levels than native students of cyberbullying victimisation and they also perpetrate bullying to a greater degree through digital media; there were significant differences in the majority of cases analysed (immigrant students had higher levels of victimisation and perpetration than native students in 27 of 33 cyberbullying incidents studied). In addition, the study found that immigrant students considered being a native of another country to be an explanatory factor in their experiences with cyberbullying. Both groups showed similar frequencies in the explanation given for perpetrating cyberbullying: they bullied in response to being provoked. This article is available on IGI Global’s premier research database, InfoSci-Journals. To obtain a copy of this article, click here. For more information about the International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning (IJCBPL) click here.