Purpose: Cyberbullying is a new phenomenon, rapidly spreading among the youth of the Information Society. The diffusion of information technology in Italy is predominant among the younger generations; along with the obvious benefits, it is important to evaluate the possible connected risks. This research aims to investigate the uses and misuses of ICT among a sample of Italian students. Methods: A total of 475 students of middle school and high school completed a questionnaire investigating the diffusion and representations of conflicts in the schools of Milan. One section of the questionnaire more specifically analyzed the use of ICT among the students, and the spread of cyberbullying. Results: Cyberbullying appears to be a relevant phenomenon among students. In line with the European figures, at least 10% of the students declare to have been victim of cyberbullying. The numbers increase when considering telephone harassment. Students who have been victims of cyberbullying differ significantly from those who have never had such an experience in online behaviour and in the representation of new technology. Victims of cyberbullying also report a worse image of their school context and schoolmates, seen as more hostile and less supportive. Conclusions: In Italy the study of the diffusion of cyberbullying among young people is still in an early stage, but newspapers are increasingly drawing attention to this problem. In addition, the first surveys, done locally, seem to support the hypothesis of its growth in our country. A in dept investigation of the phenomenon seems to be the first necessary step that could lead to effective preventive and counter actions.
Mura, G., Bonsignore, V., & Diamantini, D. (2010). Cyberbullying Among Italian Students. In Cyberbcultures: exploring critical Issues (pp.1-10). Inter-disciplinary.net.
|Citazione:||Mura, G., Bonsignore, V., & Diamantini, D. (2010). Cyberbullying Among Italian Students. In Cyberbcultures: exploring critical Issues (pp.1-10). Inter-disciplinary.net.|
|Tipo:||slide + paper|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Cyberbullying Among Italian Students|
|Autori:||Mura, G; Bonsignore, V; Diamantini, D|
MURA, GIULIA (Primo)
DIAMANTINI, DAVIDE (Ultimo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Nome del convegno:||Cyberbcultures: exploring critical Issues|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||02 - Intervento a convegno|