AN EMPIRICAL STUDY ON EFFECTIVENESS OF CYBER BULLYING PREVENTION STRATEGIES ON STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVES

K. Thamarai Selvi, V. Sathyavati, R. Ramya

Abstract


This study examined teenagers’ perspectives on the effectiveness of a variety of cyber bullying prevention strategies. The data was
collected from a nation-wide online survey of middle college and high college students. The 65 students who had completed responses to all of
the 19 survey questions were grouped into several categories according to their roles played in cyber bullying: pure-offender, pure victim, bothoffender-
and-victim, and neither-offender-nor-victim. Correlation between a student’s role in cyber bullying and his or her perspective on the
effectiveness of a prevention strategy is studied. The five most effective cyber bullying prevention strategies for the students in each categories
are analyzed. Teens in this study perceive the theme of taking away the offender’s access to technology as the most effective measure, regardless
of their roles in cyber bullying. The findings of this study could be useful for college and communities in setting up policies and regulations to
effectively reduce cyber bullying.


Keywords: cyber bullying, prevention, online harassment, , Internet harassment, , college bullying, violence online.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26483/ijarcs.v7i3.2682

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