Managing cyber-bullying in online educational virtual worlds

Diego Fernando Gutierrez Aponte, Deborah Richards

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Abstract

Online Educational Virtual Worlds offer promise that is currently not being realised because of potential threats to the child's safety and wellbeing. This paper seeks to better understand the behavioural and psychological issues, particularly relating to cyber-bullying, faced by school children when they are online and what solutions currently exist. As an outcome of this understanding we make recommendations regarding how cyber-bullying should be managed in educational virtual worlds taking a hybrid approach involving policy, technology and non-technology based solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIE 2013 - Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment
Subtitle of host publicationMatters of Life and Death
EditorsStefan Greuter, Christian McCrea, Florian Mueller, Larissa Hjorth, Deborah Richards
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781450322546
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event9th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Matters of Life and Death, IE 2013 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 30 Sep 20131 Oct 2013

Other

Other9th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Matters of Life and Death, IE 2013
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne, VIC
Period30/09/131/10/13

Cite this

Aponte, D. F. G., & Richards, D. (2013). Managing cyber-bullying in online educational virtual worlds. In S. Greuter, C. McCrea, F. Mueller, L. Hjorth, & D. Richards (Eds.), IE 2013 - Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Matters of Life and Death (pp. 1-9). [18] New York: Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2513002.2513006