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Differences in Parent and Adolescent Views on Cyberbullying in the US

NCJ Number
253949
Date Published
2019
Length
10 pages
Author(s)
Nikita Midamba; Megan Moreno
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored
Publication Type
Research (Applied/Empirical), Report (Study/Research), Report (Grant Sponsored), Program/Project Description
Grant Number(s)
2013-IJ-CX-0051
Annotation
This study examined the similarities and differences between parent and adolescent views on cyberbullying in the United States, as well as how adolescents and parents view parents' role in addressing this issue.
Abstract
Purposeful sampling was used to identify participants. A total of 131 participants participated in 14 focus groups. The participants were 69 percent female, 50 percent adults, and 68 percent Caucasian. Results showed that when discussing cyberbullying, adolescents focused on how we relate to one another when cyberbullying occurs, and parents focused on the repercussions of cyberbullying. Adolescents and parents agreed that parents needed to do a better job of trying to understand how their adolescents engage with others on social media in order to become effective allies in addressing this issue. Also, more resources are needed to help parents navigate how to address cyberbullying when it occurs. (publisher abstract modified)
Date Created: July 20, 2021