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11 Pages

Cyberbullying and Cyber Aggression

ByPeter K. Smith

This chapter outlines the history of research in cyberbullying and cyber aggression, and some major publications. The chapter then discusses types of cyber aggression and cyberbullying, and features that tend to make it distinctive from “traditional” (noncyber) forms; and considers defi nitional issues that arise. This is followed by an overview of some main fi ndings: incidence, who does it and where it happens, age and gender diff erences, other predictors of involvement in cyberbullying, the impact of cyberbullying, coping strategies, prevention and intervention procedures, and concluding with implications for research and practice.