Aksaray, Psikolojik Danışman Semra
October 2011
Journal of the Cukurova University Institute of Social Sciences;2011, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p405
Academic Journal
Many school aged children have experienced the cruelty of traditional bullying. Due to their sophisticated use of technology a new variation of bullying; cyberbullying has transformed from the physical to the virtual. Cyberbullying is the newest form of bullying and it brings additional challenges for school personnel. This article provides an overview of cyberbullying, differentiates between bullying and cyberbullying, provides a psychological explanation of cyberbullying behaviors and the psychological impact of cyberbullying, prevalance and demographic variables such as age and gender of cyberbullying. The review of literature suggest that, parental mediation and preventative intervention at the school create and maintain awareness and safety for young people.


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