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Cyber bullying among Adolescents PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:58

Jain George (B. Sc Psychology Graduate, Department of Psychology, Union Christian College, Aluva, India)
Jinson Alias (B. Sc Psychology Graduate, Department of Psychology, Union Christian College, Aluva, India)
Nisbin A. Khader (B. Sc Psychology Graduate, Department of Psychology, Union Christian College, Aluva, India)
Sahadiya Jabbar (B. Sc Psychology Graduate, Department of Psychology, Union Christian College, Aluva, India)
Dr. Neelima Ranjith (Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Union Christian College, Aluva, India)

DIP: 18.01.009/20170404

DOI:10.25215/0404.009

In this modern era, despite several advantages of communication technologies, some people particularly school and college students’ misuse these technologies. They often engage in a phenomenon called cyber bullying. Objective: To find out the cyber bullying activities of adolescents. Seven different cyber bullying activities such as flaming, harassment, intimidation, denigration, masquerade; outing and exclusion are being measured across three dimensions such as bullying, victimizing and witnessing. Method: (a) Participants: 1014 higher secondary and college students was (aged 16-20 years) randomly selected from 8 schools and 8 colleges located in Ernakulum district, Kerala. (b) Material: Cyber Bullying Survey Questionnaire developed by the investigators (c) Statistical Analysis: Percentage of activity in each of the seven areas across three dimensions was calculated. Result: All cyber bullying activities exist among higher secondary and college students. The percentage of students who witnessed cyber bullying activities is comparatively higher than that of victimization and bullying. Conclusion: The misuse of technology was seen in adolescents of Kerala community.

Keywords: Cyber bullying, Flaming, Harassment, Intimidation, Denigration, Masquerade, Outing, Exclusion

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© 2017 George J, Alias J, Khader N A, Jabbar S, Ranjith N

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Received: June 17, 2017; Revision Received: July 1, 2017; Accepted: July 20, 2017

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George J, Alias J, Khader N A, Jabbar S, & Ranjith N (2017). Cyber bullying among Adolescents. International Journal of Indian Psychology, Volume 4, (4), DIP:18.01.009/20170404, DOI:10.25215/0404.009

 



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