Bullying and Cyberbullying: Prevalence, Psychological Impacts and Intervention Strategies


Conor Mc Guckin and Lucie Corcoran (Editors)
School of Education, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin, Ireland

Series: Bullying and Victimization
BISAC: FAM049000

Cyberbullying and online victimization in general are high on the public agenda. As cyber technology continues to evolve, we must consider how best we can support our children and young people in enjoying the benefits that come with the online world, whilst also protecting them from harm. This book provides a timely review and analyses of the international literature on cyberbullying. Beginning with an overview of the evolution of international research to date, the chapters deal with some of the fundamental issues facing researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. The authors deal with issues such as how best to define cyberbullying, what we currently know about the prevalence of the behaviour, the role of gender in cyberbullying, and alternative theoretical perspectives. Cross-national research is reviewed with the objective of highlighting the similarities across different nations whilst also emphasizing the uniqueness and importance of cultural context when attempting to intervene effectively. Due to the research-evident potential for harm as a consequence of cyberbullying, it is important that we move towards appropriate coping and intervention strategies. Therefore, this book also focuses on effective coping strategies at an individual level and at a societal level, examining issues such as education and legislation in relation to cyberbullying. Furthermore, the contemporary knowledge regarding prevention and intervention is explored, with a number perspectives provided. Ultimately, this book presents a state-of-the-art review of cyberbullying knowledge in 2016 and looks to the future with recommendations for development of theory, research, practice, and policy. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Introduction From the Trenches: Cyberbullying and Beyond
Conor Mc Guckin and Lucie Corcoran (School of Education, Trinity College Dublin; Dublin Business School)

Chapter 2. How Research on Cyberbullying has Developed
Peter K. Smith and Fethi Berkkun (Goldsmiths, University of London, England)

Chapter 3. Conceptual and Definitional Issues Regarding Cyberbullying: A Case for using the Term Cyber Aggression?
Pauline K. Hyland, John M. Hyland, and Christopher Alan Lewis (Dublin Business School; Glyndŵr University)

Chapter 4. Prevalence Rates of Cyberbullying from a Cross-National Perspective: Definitional and Methodological Issues
Irene Connolly (Institute of Art, Design + Technology, Dublin, Ireland)

Chapter 5. Cyberbullying Among Children and Adolescents: A Quantitative and a Qualitative approach to Gender Differences
Raúl Navarro, Santiago Yubero, and Elisa Larrañaga (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

Chapter 6. Re-Thinking Well-Being Measures in Bullying and Cyberbullying Research
Jolanta Burke and Stephen James Minton (School of Education, Trinity College Dublin)

Chapter 7. Physical Proximity, Social Distance, and Cyberbullying Research
Stephen James Minton (School of Education, Trinity College Dublin)

Chapter 8. The EU Kids Online Project: The Importance of Large Scale Cross-National Research
Brian O’Neill and Thuy Dinh (Dublin Institute of Technology)

Chapter 9. Cyberbullying in South Korea
Seung-Ha Lee (Department of Early Childhood Education, Yeungnam University)

Chapter 10. Needs, Determinants, Coping, and Stand-Alone Interventions
Francine Dehue, Trijntje Völlink, and Nicole Gunther (Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science, Open University of the Netherlands)

Chapter 11. Coping with Cyberbullying
Lucie Corcoran and Conor Mc Guckin (Dublin Business School; School of Education, Trinity College Dublin)

Chapter 12. Cyberbullying and Mental Health: Internet-Based Interventions for Children and Young People
Nicole Gunther, Francine Dehue, and Viviane Thewissen (Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science, Open University of the Netherlands)

Chapter 13. The Australian Perspective: Efforts to Counter Cyberbullying
Marilyn Campbell (Queensland University of Technology)

Chapter 14. Teachers’ Perceptions of Cyberbullying in Irish Secondary Schools
Caroline Wheeler (Trinity College Dublin)

Chapter 15. Concluding Thoughts: Where are we Now and Where to Next?
Lucie Corcoran (Dublin Business School)


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