Cyberbullying in schools: cross-cultural issues. Invited symposium: studies of bullying in different cultures

Smith, Peter, Görzig, Anke and Robinson, Susanne (2017) Cyberbullying in schools: cross-cultural issues. Invited symposium: studies of bullying in different cultures. In: 18th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, 1 Sep 2017, Utrecht, Netherlands. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Although the great majority of research studies on cyber bullying have been carried out in western countries (Zylch, Ortega & del Rey, 2015), the issue is recognised to be an international one. There has been a tradition of research in the Asian Pacific Rim countries (Smith, Kwak & Toda, 2016), and growing research in other areas such as South-East Asia (Sittichai & Smith, 2015). These studies raise important methodological issues. How similar, or different, is the phenomenon of cyber bullying in different countries? What are the challenges in making comparisons and comparing rates in different countries? Finally, how can such differences be explained? This paper seeks to explore societal and cross-national variations in bully and victim rates, and characteristics (such as age and gender differences, types of cyber bullying), across a wide range of countries. Explanations of cross-national differences will be sought in terms of the five factors in the EU Kids Online model: Cultural values [e.g. Hofstede], Education system [schools, colleges], Technological infrastructure [penetration of mobile phones, smart phones and internet], Regulatory framework [policies, legal aspects] and Socio-economic stratification [GDP, socioeconomic inequality].

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: Education
Psychology
Social sciences
Depositing User: Anke Goerzig
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2017 08:20
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 09:44
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4077

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