Cyberbullying And Its Impact On Cyberbullying

1457 WordsNov 25, 20146 Pages
The article written by Carol M. Walker, Beth Rajan Sockman, and Steven Koehn, “An Exploratory Study of Cyberbullying with Undergraduate University Students” delves into their study done on undergraduate students to address technology and its impact on cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is defined as, “The use of information and communication technologies such as email, cellphones, instant messaging… to promote deliberate, repeated and hurtful behavior with the intent to harm others” (Tech Trends Journal, Vol. 55, Issue 2, pg. 32). The purpose of this study was to examine what instances of cyberbullying undergraduate students experience, as well as what forms of technology are used in such instances. The questions posed were: What instances of cyberbullying do undergraduate students experience, and what role does gender play in cyberbullying at the undergraduate level?, and What forms of technology do undergraduate students use to perpetrate or receive bullying , and how often does it occur? Some questions that were also addressed were: What impact does the cellphone have on the interactions of undergraduate students as they maintain their status according to the Social Dominance theory?, How do social networking sites affect these students?, and Has the ability to reply instantly, without personal contact, augmented the bullying scene? As referenced in this article, there are many instances of previous research on the topics of bullying and cyberbullying. In the late 1970’s, Dan
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