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Cyberbullying in Greece

  • Anna Sorrentino
  • Christina Athanasiades
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity book series (PSCYBER)

Abstract

The chapter presents the results of the implementation of the TABBY Project in Greek schools, more particularly, in a sample of 981 pupils aged 11-17. According to the results, the pupils' involvement in cyberbullying during the last four months was found to be higher (14.5%) than their involvement in traditional school bullying (6.1%). Risk factors appeared to be male gender, online communication with strangers, time spent in Internet and previous involvement in school bullying. The chapter ends with the presentation of some legal issues concerning both traditional and cyber bullying in Greece as well as suggestions for intervention. The latter concern the involvement of all members of the school community in addressing online bullying and improving the school climate.

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Acknowledgements

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 TRIP. 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 interest is present.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Sorrentino
    • 1
  • Christina Athanasiades
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversità degli Studi della Campania Luigi VanvitelliCasertaItaly
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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