Predictors of the initiation and cessation of cyberbullying perpetration and victimization in Taiwan

TitlePredictors of the initiation and cessation of cyberbullying perpetration and victimization in Taiwan
Publication TypeConference Paper
Author(s)Chang, F. - C.
Affiliation (1st Author)Department of Health Promotion and Health Education, National Taiwan Normal University
Section or WGMedia Education Research Section
DateWed 26 June
Slot CodeMERW4a
Slot Code (Keyword)MERW4a
Time of Session16:00-17:30
RoomCG20
Session TitleSkilling for media literacy
Submission ID5147
Abstract

The present study examined factors associated with the initiation and cessation of youth cyberbullying and victimization in Taiwan. A total of 2,315 students from 26 high schools were assessed in the 10th grade, with follow-up performed in the 11th grade, in Taipei, Taiwan. Self-administered questionnaires were collected in each year to assess the pattern of changes in youth cyberbullying perpetration/victimization and risk factors. Multivariate analysis results indicated that higher levels of risk factors (online game use, exposure to violence in media, Internet risk behaviors, cyberbullying experience, school bullying perpetration/victimization) in the 10th grade coupled with an increase in risk factors from grades 10 to 11 would predict an initiation into cyberbullying perpetration and victimization, while lower levels of risk factors in the 10th grade and a decrease in risk factors from grades 10 to 11 predicted a cessation of cyberbullying perpetration and victimization. In conclusion, online game use, exposure to violence in media, Internet risk behaviors, and cyber/school bullying and victimization experiences can be used to predict the initiation and cessation of youth cyberbullying perpetration and victimization.

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