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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(9), 1038; doi:10.3390/ijerph14091038

The Short-term Effects of a Cyberbullying Prevention Intervention for Parents of Middle School Students

Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
School of Communication and the Arts, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY 12538, USA
Department of Communication and World Languages, Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ 85302, USA
School of Communication, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182, USA
Computer Information & Decision Management, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX 79016, USA
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Received: 20 July 2017 / Revised: 27 August 2017 / Accepted: 31 August 2017 / Published: 9 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cyber Pathology: Cyber Victimization and Cyber Bullying)
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This study experimentally evaluated the short-term effects of the Arizona Attorney General’s cybersafety promotion presentation, a key component of which is cyberbullying prevention. Fifty-one parents of children attending a middle school in the southwestern United States participated in the study. Results reveal parents who viewed the presentation believed their children to be more susceptible to cyberbullying, and indicated that they were more likely to talk to their children about saving evidence, not retaliating, and telling an adult compared to parents who had not viewed the presentation. The theoretical and practical implications of these results are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: cyberbullying prevention; susceptibility; behavioral intentions; parents cyberbullying prevention; susceptibility; behavioral intentions; parents
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

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Roberto, A.J.; Eden, J.; Deiss, D.M.; Savage, M.W.; Ramos-Salazar, L. The Short-term Effects of a Cyberbullying Prevention Intervention for Parents of Middle School Students. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 1038.

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