Youths and cyberbullying: Description, theories, and recommendations

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Abstract

Youths are immersed in a digitally connected world, where blogs, social networking sites, watching videos, and instant messaging tools are a normal part of their lives. Many of these youths cannot remember a time in which electronic technologies were not embedded within their lives. Electronic technologies afford a variety of opportunities for youths, but there are also risks associated with such use, such as cyberbullying. This chapter draws on research from around the world to explain the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying. This chapter concludes with a solutions and recommendation section, emphasizing the need for cyberbullying to be considered a global concern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Human Development in the Digital Age
PublisherIGI Global
Pages364-384
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781522528395
ISBN (Print)1522528385, 9781522528388
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 13 2017

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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Wright, M. F. (2017). Youths and cyberbullying: Description, theories, and recommendations. In Handbook of Research on Human Development in the Digital Age (pp. 364-384). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-2838-8.ch016