Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Facebook bullying: An extension of battles in school

an article by Grace Chi En Kwan, Marko M. Skoric and Wee Kim Wee (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) published in Computers in Human Behavior Volume 29 Issue 1 (January 2013)


This study examines the phenomenon of cyberbullying on Facebook and how it is related to school bullying among secondary school students in Singapore, aged 13–17.

We also focus on generic use of Facebook and risky Facebook behaviours as the predictors of cyberbullying and victimisation on Facebook.

1,676 secondary students, from two secondary schools, participated in a pen and paper survey. The findings show that the intensity of Facebook use and engagement in risky Facebook behaviours were related to Facebook victimisation and Facebook bullying, respectively.

Moderately strong positive relationships between school bullying and Facebook bullying, as well as between school victimisation and Facebook victimisation, were also uncovered.

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