Youth and Cyberbullying: Another Look — by members of the Youth and Media (YaM) team — is our latest contribution to a rich corpus of research literature and an ongoing public dialogue on young people and online bullying. The new paper providesanoverview of recent, primarily academic literature on youth (12-18-year-olds) and cyberbullying. The paper seeks to examine the changing landscape of bullying while acknowledging the convergence between the online and offline world. It explores the nuances around defining cyberbullying and the prevalence of online bullying in and beyond the U.S., and presents practical, impactful guidance on preventing and responding to cyberbullying.
The YaM team hopes that Youth and Cyberbullying: Another Look may make scholarly work around this important topic more widely accessible for a variety of stakeholders — including parents and caregivers, educators, Internet companies, and policymakers — to help shape current and future efforts that aim to address cyberbullying and promote and bolster young people’s safety and well-being.
This paper is one of the YaM team’s “spotlights” — short briefing documents that showcase the ways youth engage with the digital landscape, and what opportunities and challenges emerge from it.