Cyber bullying: are social networking sites providing a new platform for teenage bullies?

Thomas, Melissa (2011) Cyber bullying: are social networking sites providing a new platform for teenage bullies? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation will investigate cyberbullying and it’s many different aspects within the social networking world and how it effects millions of teenagers all over the world. Furthermore, it will study the various types of behaviour that present itself online and the comparisons to offline behaviour, for example traditional school bullying. It will begin to question as to why teenagers are using social networking sites to carry out bullying. Do they feel safer in their home environment? Do they find it more easy to target their victim online? Are they using social networking sites as a barrier from the reality of the situation? It will investigate the characteristics of the bullies and the victims and whether social networking sites changing these personality traits. Are the victims of traditional bullying now turning to social networking sites to carry out acts of revenge? There are many different questions that will be addressed and discussed throughout this dissertation to gain a deeper insight into behaviour online.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Art and Design
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2012 16:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:11
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/9726

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