Facebook bullying : An extension of battles in school

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-25
Journal / PublicationComputers in Human Behavior
Volume29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

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 behaviors as the predictors of cyberbullying and victimization on Facebook. 1676 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 behaviors were related to Facebook victimization and Facebook bullying, respectively. Moderately strong positive relationships between school bullying and Facebook bullying, as well as between school victimization and Facebook victimization, were also uncovered. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Cyberbullying, Facebook, Risky Facebook use, Singapore