An exploration into cyber-bullying: the effects it has on teenage victim’s well-being and social workers abilities to deal with this modern issue

Clemence, Jessica Leanne (2014) An exploration into cyber-bullying: the effects it has on teenage victim’s well-being and social workers abilities to deal with this modern issue. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This study explores the current concerns related to cyber-bullying. Cyber-bullying is a way to describe all types of online bullying. Cyber-bullying has recently been exposed to powerful media scrutiny; this is mostly because of a large number of tragic cases of suicide in teenagers believed to be related to online bullying (Dooley, Pyzalski & Cross, 2009, p.182). Cyber-bullying is a growing problem that has not received enough attention and remains a subject that has very little research literature (Campbell, 2005, p. 68). Little is known about the nature of cyber-bullying, even with the media attention. This is due to a lack of understanding and clarity of the issue (Dooley et al., 2009, p. 182). The author aims to show the importance of preventing cyber-bullying by investigating the effects that it can have on a victim’s well-being, as well as explore ways in which Social Workers should deal with the modern issue.
    The research that the author has undertaken was that of a literature review. The independent research study reviews and analyses the limited qualitative and quantitative literature addressing cyber-bullying. The author compared, and analysed factors common to cyber and traditional bullying. She then examined the impact that cyber-bullying can have on a teenagers well-being, and discussed possible support, intervention and prevention strategies for Social Workers.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2014 13:53
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/15400

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