Bullying

Bullying in Europe

Differences Between Traditional and Online Bullying – Hungarian Results of an International Survey

Katalin Parti, from the National Institute of Criminology, made a contribution to the 2012 Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, in the category “Traditional and New Forms of Crime and Deviance,” under the title “Differences Between Traditional and Online Bullying – Hungarian Results of an International Survey”. Here is the abstract: The paper explores the Hungarian results of the Tabby in Internet international research, embracing five Central and Southern-European countries, coordinated by the Second University of Naples, Caserta. The research, scheduled for 2011 and 2012, aims to study cyberbullying activities in the peer group of 12-15 year-old students. One focal question of the research is whether internet social networking sites are more dangerous spaces for bullying than traditional scenes such as the schoolyard. Supported by other researches, it is a well known fact that the key of the prevention and early response for peer bullying is that schoolchildren are aware of the possible outcomes of various forms of online bullying. For this purpose, we developed a risk assessment toolkit, which is an online questionnaire, self-administered freely by children. The questionnaire asks about online and traditional types of victimization and offending of bullying, and includes risky personal characteristics and behavior patterns. The questionnaire provides a feedback what level of risk the child pursues and so he/she can make an own decision what to do in order to maintain adequate protection. The last section of the paper draws the next steps of the still ongoing research and sketches hypotheses which can be only proved or disproved in the reflection of the second phase of the survey.

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  • “Differences Between Traditional and Online Bullying – Hungarian Results of an International Survey”, by Katalin Parti (Proceedings)

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