Special Issue "Cyberbullying from a Lifespan Perspective"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2022) | Viewed by 5177
Interests: school bullying; cyberbullying; prevention; culture, play; grandparenting
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Interests: Bullying and cyberbullying；school climate; well-being
Cyberbullying, or electronic aggression, via the internet, is a problem of the 21st century that has attracted growing concern and a great increase in research attention. Notably, much of this research has focused on school-aged populations. This is understandable, to the extent that prevalence rates of cyberbullying involvement are high in adolescence, at an age when there is great involvement in social networking sites, and where risk-taking behaviors are also prominent. In the journal, there have been a number of Special Issues on cyberbullying, and most contributions have been in reference to this age range. However, cyberbullying can be a lifespan phenomenon, and there have been some studies on this phenomenon in college-age populations, amongst adults and in the workplace.
This Special Issue in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) will focus on cyberbullying from a lifespan perspective. We welcome contributions on internet aggression generally – that is, we are not too concerned about distinctions between cyberbullying, cyber aggression, internet abuse, etc., although it is important that any empirical study make it very clear what exactly is being measured.
We are seeking to have a clear developmental perspective in this Special Issue. Contributions might be with populations outside of the school age range, for example, in colleges, workplaces, clubs, or other adult venues. Alternatively, they might be in school-aged populations, but only if developmental changes are a major part of the analysis and discussion. We will not be looking for articles on cyberbullying in school-aged children that do not have a strong developmental perspective.
Prof. Dr. Peter Smith
Prof. Jorge Varela
Dr. Christopher Barlett
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- internet abuse