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Cyberbullying Victimization and Behaviors Among Girls: Applying Research Findings in the Field

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Author(s): Patricia A. Snell | Elizabeth K. Englander

Journal: Journal of Social Sciences
ISSN 1549-3652

Volume: 6;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 510;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Cyberbullying | bullying behaviors | gender differences | victimization

ABSTRACT
Problem statement: Prior research on cyberbullying has been conducted; however specific research on gender differences has yet to be examined. The current study focuses on gender trends, specifically females, in cyberbullying victimization and behaviors. Approach: A survey was given to undergraduate students at Bridgewater State College in an effort to see what gender trends exist in cyberbullying behaviors. A pilot program focused on girls and cyberbullying is also examined in this article. Results: Preliminary results from both the survey and the pilot study have shown gender differences in regards to cyberbullying victimization and behaviors. Results suggest that females are more often involved in cyberbullying activities both as victims and perpetrators. Conclusion: The current study has found evidence of gender trends in regards to females and cyberbullying behaviors. Future research needs to be conducted to further examine the gender trends emerging in cyberbullying related behaviors."
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