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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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Cyberbullying is a relatively recent phenomenon that is increasing in frequency and severity. Its devastating affects impact children and adults. While there has been a recent uptick in research pertaining to cyberbullying, we still have yet to fully understand it to the point where we can develop early detection systems, intervention mechanisms, reduce recidivism, and develop successful recovery programs. This research explores the role the power differential between offenders and victims plays in the onset and continuation of cyberbullying, as well as the role the specific communication medium plays in the relationship. We develop a theoretical model explaining the role power and communication medium play and propose a research study to empirically validate the model.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Cyberbullying: Investigating the Roles of Power and Communication Medium

Cyberbullying is a relatively recent phenomenon that is increasing in frequency and severity. Its devastating affects impact children and adults. While there has been a recent uptick in research pertaining to cyberbullying, we still have yet to fully understand it to the point where we can develop early detection systems, intervention mechanisms, reduce recidivism, and develop successful recovery programs. This research explores the role the power differential between offenders and victims plays in the onset and continuation of cyberbullying, as well as the role the specific communication medium plays in the relationship. We develop a theoretical model explaining the role power and communication medium play and propose a research study to empirically validate the model.