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DOI: 10.5593/sgemsocial2014/B11/S1.026

GENDER DIFFERENCES IN CYBER-BULLYING

D. Sincek
Saturday 1 November 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2014, www.sgemsocial.org , SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-22-3 / ISSN 2367-5659, September 1-9, 2014, Book 1, Vol. 1, 195-202 pp

ABSTRACT
The aim was to explore gender differences in cyber-violence in high school samples from a small town. Research was conducted on two samples of second grade students (N1=249 school year 2011/2012, N2=339 school year 2012/2013). Cyber Victim and Bullying Scale (CVBS) was used. Prevalence of internet violence in first sample was 24.9% (experiencing) and 27.7% (committing) and in second sample was 17.7% (experiencing) and 16.5% (committing). Decrease is probably the result of some preventive actions, but the numbers are still high. Gender differences were found in the first sample with boys committing (t=4.47, p<0.01) and experiencing (t=6.97, p<0.01) more of cyber-bullying and in second sample boys only committed more cyber-bullying (t=5.72, p<0.01). Gender differences were also analyzed on CVBS subscales for both samples. In the first sample it was found that boys both commit and experience more hidden identities and cyber forgery and commit, but not experience more cyber verbal bullying. On the other hand, in the second sample it was found that boys commit more cyber bullying on all three subscales, but boys only experience more cyber forgery than girls.

Keywords: Cyber-bullying, gender differences, adolescents