Sunday, July 27, 2014

Poverty and cyberbullying

Poverty is a predictor of online bullying among students
An influx of social media has led to an increase in cyberbullying that extends beyond middle- and upper-class schools, according to a recent study of middle- and high-school students by Michigan State University. Instead, despite the perception of a "digital divide," researchers found that living in a disadvantaged neighborhood was a significant predictor of online bullying, in addition to the physical and verbal types.
Holt, T. et al. (2014).  The Impact of Self Control and Neighborhood Disorder on Bullying Victimization. Journal of Criminal Justice, 2014; 42 (4): 347 DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2014.04.004

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