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Title: “I h 8 u”: Findings from a five-year study of text and e-mail bullying
Authors: Rivers, I
Noret, N
Keywords: Bullying;Text;Email;Cyberbullying;Boys;Girls
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: British Educational Research Journal, 36(4): 643-671, 2010
Abstract: This study charts reports of nasty or threatening text and e-mail messages received by students in academic years 7 and 8 (11-13 years of age) attending 13 secondary schools in the North of England between 2002-2006. Annual surveys were undertaken on behalf of the local education authority (LEA) to monitor bullying. Results indicated that, over five years, the number of pupils receiving one or more nasty or threatening text messages or e-mails increased significantly, particularly among girls. However, receipt of frequent nasty or threatening text and e-mail messages remained relatively stable. For boys, being a victim of direct-physical bullying was associated with receiving nasty or threatening text and e-mail messages; for girls it was being unpopular among peers. Boys received more hate-related messages and girls were primarily the victims of name-calling, Findings are discussed with respect to theoretical and policy developments, and recommendations for future research are offered.
Description: Copyright @ 2010 British Educational Research Association. The final version of this article is available at the link below.
ISSN: 0141-1926
Appears in Collections:Education
Dept of Education Research Papers

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