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Li, Q. (2007). Bullying in the new playground: Research into cyberbullying and cyber victimisation. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 23, 435–454.

Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication devices to bully others.

Method: A total of 264 grade seven Canadian students completed a questionnaire created by the author. It included a total of 22 questions which collected information from two major areas: students’ demographic information and their experience related to cyberbullying.

Results: One in three adolescents was a cybervictim; one in five was a cyberbully. Males, compared to their female counterparts, were more likely to be cyberbullies. A student being cyberbullied was positively related to bullying.

Discussion: One important characteristic of cyberbullying is anonymity. In this study, close to half of the cyber victims did not even know who cyberbullied them. Educating cyber victims and bystanders may provide some key strategies in combating cyberbullying. Engagement in traditional bullying is a very strong predictor for both cyberbullying and cyber victimization.