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Title

Cyber Bullying: The Influence of Victimization on Future Perpetration

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

Cyber bulling is a complex topic that has a variety of components. This literature review attempts to look into a few of these key issues. Cyber bullying perpetrators often have indicators in their past or present life that can influence the likelihood of them becoming cyber bullies such as past victimization, lack of social skills and lack of empathy. Cyber bullying has such an effect on its victims in part due to the anonymity of the internet, the inability of the victim to fully escape the attacks, and inability to constantly monitor activities in the same manner traditional bullying situations are monitored. These factors play into the damaging effect the cyber bullying has on its victims through increased rates of depression, self-harm, and suicidal tendencies. By acknowledging the influence of cyber bullying, the focus can then shift to what can be done to lessen the amount of cyber bullying acts in the future. While there is no easy answer as to what needs to be done, by looking at current laws, prevention and intervention methods being used worldwide, it is possible to see what is helping and how society can move to a future free of cyber bullying attacks.

Start Date

25-4-2015 1:30 PM

End Date

25-4-2015 2:30 PM

Faculty Advisor

Cindy Juby

Comments

Moderator: Dr. Cindy Juby, Social Work

Location: Sabin Hall, Room 23

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Cyber Bullying: The Influence of Victimization on Future Perpetration

Cyber bulling is a complex topic that has a variety of components. This literature review attempts to look into a few of these key issues. Cyber bullying perpetrators often have indicators in their past or present life that can influence the likelihood of them becoming cyber bullies such as past victimization, lack of social skills and lack of empathy. Cyber bullying has such an effect on its victims in part due to the anonymity of the internet, the inability of the victim to fully escape the attacks, and inability to constantly monitor activities in the same manner traditional bullying situations are monitored. These factors play into the damaging effect the cyber bullying has on its victims through increased rates of depression, self-harm, and suicidal tendencies. By acknowledging the influence of cyber bullying, the focus can then shift to what can be done to lessen the amount of cyber bullying acts in the future. While there is no easy answer as to what needs to be done, by looking at current laws, prevention and intervention methods being used worldwide, it is possible to see what is helping and how society can move to a future free of cyber bullying attacks.