Bullying affects the lives of many children: some are victims, some take part in bullying others, and many are, to a greater or lesser extent, onlookers or witnesses of bullying behaviours. Usually seen as something that happens in schools and amongst peers, the advent of cyberbullying by mobile phones and via the internet, primarily in this century, has seen cases of bullying increase and traditional forms of the behaviour evolve.
This book considers the effects of bullying and cyberbullying on children. It looks at the different roles that are present within bullying and the different effects that it can have on a child’s development of psychosomatic problems, self-esteem, friends and loneliness, school satisfaction, and family relations. It focuses on several key aspects of this type of intimidation and considers topics including traditional bullying, the situation of immigrant children in relation to bullying and victimization, cyberbullying in young people, and emotional and behavioural correlates of cyberbullying.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.
Introduction Peter K. Smith 1. Listening to children’s voices: moral emotional attributions in relation to primary school bullying Dawn Jennifer and Helen Cowie 2. Profiling social, emotional and behavioural difficulties of children involved in direct and indirect bullying behaviours H. Smith, K. Polenik, S. Nakasita and A.P. Jones 3. Associations between types of involvement in bullying, friendships and mental health status Grace Skrzypiec, Phillip T. Slee, Helen Askell-Williams and Michael J. Lawson 4. Peer groups and victimisation among native and immigrant adolescents in Norway Hildegunn Fandrem, Dagmar Strohmeier and Kolbrun Asta Jonsdottir 5. Emotional problems and victimisation among youth with national and international migration experience living in Austria and Turkey Dagmar Strohmeier and Aysun Dogan 6. From cyberbullying to electronic aggression: typology of the phenomenon Jacek Pyżalski 7. The perception of cyberbullying in adolescent victims Anna Ševčíková, David Šmahel and Mlada Otavová 8. Emotional and behavioural problems in the context of cyberbullying: a longitudinal study among German adolescents Anja Schultze-Krumbholz, Anne Jäkel, Martin Schultze and Herbert Scheithauer 9. Moral disengagement and emotional and social difficulties in bullying and cyberbullying: differences by participant role Sebastian Wachs 10. Cyberbullying victimisation in adolescence: relationships with loneliness and depressive mood Dorit Olenik-Shemesh, Tali Heiman and Sigal Eden 11. Predictors of victimisation across direct bullying, indirect bullying and cyberbullying Antonella Brighi, Annalisa Guarini, Giannino Melotti, Silvia Galli and Maria Luisa Genta 12. Victims’ perceptions of traditional and cyberbullying, and the psychosocial correlates of their victimisation Marilyn Campbell, Barbara Spears, Phillip Slee, Des Butler and Sally Kift 13. Peer victimisation and depressive symptoms: can specific coping strategies buffer the negative impact of cybervictimisation? Katja Machmutow, Sonja Perren, Fabio Sticca and Françoise D. Alsaker 14. Does the association with psychosomatic health problems differ between cyberbullying and traditional bullying? Linda Beckman, Curt Hagquist and Lisa Hellström 15. Problem behaviours, traditional bullying and cyberbullying among adolescents: longitudinal analyses Leanne Lester, Donna Cross and Thérèse Shaw