Do you still think that this is an important construct to consider when looking at cyberbullying? Why or why not?
You did a nice job comparing and contrasting cyberbullying to traditional offline bullying, Paula. We read an article by Pabian and Vandebosch’s (2014) in this week’s learning resources which is an interesting article that applied The Theory of Planned Behavior to understanding cyberbullying. While they found effects for attitude and perceived norms, perceived behavior control was non-significant when looking at the intent to bully. Reflecting on this finding, what do you think might be some reasons that PCB did not contribute to bullying intentions? Do you still think that this is an important construct to consider when looking at cyberbullying? Why or why not?
Pabian, S., & Vandebosch, H. (2014). Using the theory of planned behaviour to understand cyberbullying: The importance of beliefs for developing interventions. European Journal Of Developmental Psychology, 11(4), 463-477. doi:10.1080/17405629.2013.858626
Face to face bullying and cyber bullying are two issues that have become very common in todays society for adolescents. The main difference between face to face bullying and cyber bullying is that when you are engaged in face to face, it is physical and direct action to someone. You are in person and able to speak to them. Cyber bullying entails of someone using harassing or negative comments over the Internet, not in your presence.
The effects that can correlate to each form of bullying is that face to face bullying can get physical or violent. Abbott, R.D. (2011) Cyber bullying can have more of a mental toll on someone, not to say that face to face cannot but sometimes things we see and read can leave an imprint negatively on a persons self esteem moving forward. One study that I found was a survey done on adolescents in school, there were 276 participants and the outcome resulted that 32 percent of the students very victimized of both traditional/face to face bullying and cyber bullying. 26 percent of the students were the ones doing the actual bullying face to face as well as cyber. Erdur-Baker, O. (2010)
The second article that I found describes how cyber bullying has gotten worse. 80 percent of young people were under that impression and that a study of more than 800 people aging 8 to 22 found there is a large concern about being attacked online which has lead to the recent amount of suicides. Daily Mail (2013)
This brings me back to the differences, sadly I have seen many suicides on the news over the past few years of school aged people. The reason I have repeatedly seen was being a victim of cyber bullying. It is rare that I have witnessed it due to face to face harassment.
The implications of each type of bullying vary but can be similar. Face to face bullying can later result to having trouble making friends or keeping relationships and will be less likely to live with a partner, having social support from them. Lereya, S. T. (2015) As far as cyber bullying implications include having later health problems, socially and mentally. Babaoglu, A. B (2018)
(2013, September 2). Online bullying gets worse. Daily Mail. p. 18.
Erdur-Baker, Ö. (2010). Cyberbullying and its correlation to traditional bullying, gender and frequent and risky usage of internet-mediated communication tools. New Media & Society, 12(1), 109-125. doi:10.1177/1461444809341260
Kim, M. J., Catalano, R. F., Haggerty, K. P., & Abbott, R. D. (2011). Bullying at elementary school and problem behaviour in young adulthood: A study of bullying, violence and substance use from age 11 to age 21. Criminal Behaviour And Mental Health, 21(2), 136-144. doi:10.1002/cbm.804
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