Identification and characterization of cyberbullying dynamics in an online social network

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

27 Scopus citations

Abstract

Cyberbullying is an increasingly prevalent phenomenon impacting young adults. In this paper, we present a study on both detecting cyberbullies in online social networks and identifying the pairwise interactions between users through which the influence of bullies seems to spread. In particular, we investigate the role of user demographics and social network features in predicting how users will respond to a cyberbullying comment. We characterize the influencer/influenced relationship by which a user who has no history of abuse observes a peer engaging in bullying and follows suit. To our knowledge, this is the first effort modeling peer pressure and social dynamics with analytical models. We validate our models on two distinct social network datasets, totalling over 16, 000 posts. Our results offer insight into the dynamics of bullying and confirm social theories on the power of peer groups in the cyberworld. A full version of this paper is available on arXiv.org.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2015
EditorsJian Pei, Jie Tang, Fabrizio Silvestri
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages280-285
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450338547
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 25 2015
EventIEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2015 - Paris, France
Duration: Aug 25 2015Aug 28 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2015

Other

OtherIEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2015
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period8/25/158/28/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Identification and characterization of cyberbullying dynamics in an online social network'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Squicciarini, A., Rajtmajer, S., Liu, Y., & Griffin, C. (2015). Identification and characterization of cyberbullying dynamics in an online social network. In J. Pei, J. Tang, & F. Silvestri (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2015 (pp. 280-285). (Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2015). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2808797.2809398