publication . Report . 2013

Social Networks and Cyber-bullying among Teenagers

RIZZA CAROLINE; MARTINHO GUIMARAES PIRES PEREIRA Angela;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Abstract
In the digital society, even if ICT offers new opportunities and benefits to teenagers, it also poses significant challenges to them. More and more teenagers are becoming victims of aggression via ICT. In Europe, among the 9-16 year-old participants in the EU Kids Online survey (2011): 33 % were bothered or upset by inappropriate material online, 12 % were bothered or upset meeting online contacts offline, and 80 % were fairly or very upset by cyber-bullying. Cyber-bullying does not respect borders but perception of the problem strongly depends on aspects including the culture, the history, the social context and political history of the country or area in quest...
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