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From Theory to Intervention, 1st Edition

Edited by Trijntje Völlink, Francine Dehue, Conor Mc Guckin


194 pages | 28 B/W Illus.

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The study of cyberbullying has exploded since its first appearance in a peer-reviewed journal article in 2005. Cyberbullying: From theory to intervention aims to make clear and practical sense of this proliferation of coverage by defining the problem of cyberbullying and examining its unique features. The volume provides a thorough overview of state-of-the-art research into the phenomenon, and discusses the development and evaluation of interventions to prevent and combat it.

Whereas most research papers offer limited space to describe actual intervention methods, this book provides tremendous insight into the different theoretical methods and practical strategies available to combat cyberbullying. Part One provides readers with a critical review of the existing research literature and collects insights from international researchers involved in bullying and cyberbullying research, tackling key questions such as: how is cyberbullying defined, what is the overlap with traditional bullying, and what are the negative consequences of cyberbullying? Part Two gives an overview of the development and content of evidence-based ICT interventions aimed at preventing and combating bullying and cyberbullying. In addition, some of the important outcomes of the effect evaluations will be described. The book's final chapter integrates the information from Part One with advice regarding practical applications from Part Two.

Cyberbullying: From theory to intervention is essential reading for academics and researchers concerned with both cyberbullying and traditional bullying. It can be used in graduate seminars or advanced undergraduate courses in cyberbullying and will also be of interest to teachers, field experts and organisations involved and disseminating cyberbullying solutions.


This book will provide guidance for teaching young people about cyberbullying using the technology that they enjoy using. It provides a new and innovative approach to tackling cyberbullying through the use of ICT and it will be a useful resource in a wide variety of settings. – Irene Connolly, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland

Table of Contents

Part 1: State of the art 1. An introduction in cyberbullying research and intervention programs against cyber bullying Trijntje Völlink, Francine Dehue, Conor Mc Guckin and Niels C. L. Jacobs 2. Cyberbullying: conceptual, theoretical and methodological issues Ersilia Menesini, Annalaura Nocentini and Benedetta Emanuela Palladino 3. Individual and social determinants of bullying and cyberbullying Dieter Wolke, Tanya Lereya and Neil Tippett 4. Comparing associated harm with traditional bullying and cyberbullying: a narrative overview of mental, physical and behavioural negative outcomes Nicole Gunther, Ann DeSmet1, Niels C.L. Jacobs and Ilse de Bourdeaudhuij Part 2: ICT based intervention programs against cyber bullying 5. Learning how to cope with cyberbullying in the virtual world: Lessons from FearNot! Maria Sapouna, Sibylle Enz, Margaritis Samaras and Dieter Wolke 6. The development a serious game on cyberbullying: a concept test. Katrien van Cleemput, Heide Vandebosch, Karolien Poels, Sara Bastiaensens, Ann DeSmet and Ilse de Bourdeaudhuij 7. Stop the bully online [Online Pestkoppenstoppen]: the systematic development of a web-based tailored intervention for adolescent cyberbully victims to prevent cyberbullying Niels C.L. Jacobs, Francine Dehue, Trijntje Völlink and Lilian Lechner 8. Let’s not fall into the trap [Noncadiamointrappola!] Online and School based program to prevent cyberbullying among adolescents Ersilia Menesini, Benedetta Emanuela Palladino and Annalaura Nocentini. 9. To conclude: A critical review of the ICT based interventions. Conor Mc Guckin, Trijntje Vollink and Francine Dehue

About the Editors

Trijntje Völlink is Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Open University of the Netherlands.

Francine Dehue is Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Open University of the Netherlands.

Conor Mc Guckin is Assistant Professor, School of Education, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

About the Series

Current Issues in Social Psychology

Current Issues in Social Psychology is a series of edited books that reflect the state of current and emerging topics of interest in social psychology.

Each volume makes a conceptual contribution to the topic by reviewing or synthesizing the existing research literature, by advancing theory in the area, or by some combination of these missions. The books are tightly focused on a particular topic and consists of seven to ten chapters contributed by international experts. The editors of individual volumes are leading figures in their areas and provide an introductory overview.

The series is useful reading for students, academics, and researchers of social psychology and related disciplines. Example topics include: self-esteem, mindfulness, evolutionary social psychology, minority groups, social neuroscience, cyberbullying and social stigma.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Interpersonal Relations
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology