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Cyberbullying and Cybervictimization

  • Anna Costanza Baldry
  • David P. Farrington
  • Anna Sorrentino
  • Catherine Blaya
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity book series (PSCYBER)

Abstract

In its first stage, research on cyberbullying focused on trying to define the phenomenon and check on the possible similarities or discrepancies between offline school bullying and online bullying. The very first studies (Smith et al. 2008; Kowalski et al. 2008) adapted the Olweus definition of bullying (Olweus 1995) to the online world, simply adding the precision that bullying was performed via electronic means of communication within the cyberspace:

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Costanza Baldry
    • 1
  • David P. Farrington
    • 2
  • Anna Sorrentino
    • 1
  • Catherine Blaya
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversità degli Studi della Campania Luigi VanvitelliCasertaItaly
  2. 2.Institute of CriminologyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  3. 3.UER Pédagogie Spécialisée - HEP du Canton de VaudLausanneSwitzerland

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