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NCJ Number: 250297 Find in a Library
Title: Using Research To Understand Cyberbullying
Author(s): Megan Moreno
Date Published: October 2016
Page Count: 1
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2013-IJ-CX-0051
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|Video (00:03:32)
Agency Summary: 
Type: Instructional Material (Programmed); Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance); Technical Assistance
Format: Document (Online); Video (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In this video and accompanying transcript, Dr. Megan Moreno of the Center for Child Health, Behavioral, and Human Development of the Seattle Children’s Hospital discusses the use of research to understand cyber-bullying.
Abstract: Dr. Moreno is an adolescent medicine physician engaged in research that comes from experiences in clinical settings. Over the last 5 years , her clinic has seen many patients very concerned about cyber-bullying; either they have experienced it themselves or know peers who have had such experiences. What has interested Dr. Moreno in attempting to understand cyber-bullying is that so many research teams are using different definitions in the course of their research. This, in turn, influences the types of answers they derive from their research, and it makes it difficult to reach an understanding of the prevalence of cyber-bullying. This diversity in definitions of cyber-bullying is also found in school policies that purport to address it. This carries over to students, who are uncertain as to whether or not they have been victims of cyber-bullying. In the endeavor to arrive at a consistent definition based on data from youth and educators, Dr. Moreno’s research team is using “concept mapping,” which is a method that has been used in the public health literature, particularly in nursing literature. The focus is on involving the perceptions and experiences of stakeholders who deal regularly with youths’ intimidating experiences online. Stakeholder types might include healthcare providers, educators, youth, their families, and those who deal with bullying in the legal arena.
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning
Index Term(s): Crime specific countermeasures; Cyber bullying; Definitions; Research methods; Research programs
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