Cyberbullying in adolescence

Kimberley R. Allison, Aileen Luo, Kay Bussey

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The entry defines cyberbullying and discusses problems with the extant definition. Although cyberbullying shares many similarities with traditional (offline) bullying, there are also considerable differences between the two forms of bullying. These similarities and differences are examined. This is followed by a brief description of the main theories that have been used to guide cyberbullying research. Adolescents are involved in cyberbullying episodes as perpetrators, victims, and witnesses, each type of which is explored. Finally, future research directions are outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe encyclopedia of child and adolescent development
EditorsStephen Hupp, Jeremy D. Jewell
Place of PublicationHoboken, New Jersey
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781119171492
ISBN (Print)9781119161899
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NamePeer Relationships


  • cyber victims
  • cyber witnesses
  • cyberbullying

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