Cyberbullying in France

  • Catherine Blaya
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity book series (PSCYBER)


Although the cyberspace opens up new perspectives and opportunities, it can sometimes turn into a hostile environment and a playground for bullying (Tokunaga 2010). Young people are prone to take risks online and can fall prey to bullies and predators and their online safety has become a key preoccupation these last decades. Since the late 1990s, many studies were completed in North America (Kowalski et al. 2008; Li 2007; Shariff 2008; Mishna et al. 2012; Hinduja and Patchin 2008), Europe (Smith et al. 2008) as well as in Latin America (Torres and Vivas 2016) and Asia (Hong et al. 2006; Wright 2015; Lee 2016) on the use of the Internet and its possible risks and opportunities (Livingstone et al. 2011a, b).



This publication and the study presented has been produced with the financial support of the DAPHNE programme of the European Union. European Daphne III Program (Project JUST/2011/DAP/AG/3259) TABBY in the Internet. Threat Assessment of Bullying Behaviour among youngsters. Transferring Internet Preventive procedures in Europe. The contents of this article are the sole responsibility of the authors of the article and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission. No conflict of interests present.


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  • Catherine Blaya
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  1. 1.HEPLLausanneSwitzerland

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