1/3 children has been a victim to cyber-bullying Nearly half of suicides among 10 to 14-year-olds are due to bullying 1 in 7 teachers is a victim of cyber-bullying Why is it so important?
Almost a third of girls have been threatened online, compared to 13% of boys. Girls are at higher risk than boys
Media coverage – national press Daily mail – 87 articles on cyber-bullying Daily mirror – 57 articles on cyber-bullying Daily telegraph – 25 articles on cyber-bullying The Times – 53 articles on cyber-bullying
Cyber-bullying relating to theories and concepts
Relativism- cyber bullying is only regarded as wrong in the society in which we now live in. Technological advancements have made it easier for people to show anti-social behaviour through the internet e.g. facebook, youtubeetc
Social approaches to problem youth- issues of cyber bullying can often occur between those of lower social classes and particular regions and groups within society are more likely to be targeted e.g. ethnic minorities
Marxist and critical criminology- crime is viewed as inevitable; it has always existed but has recently taken on this new form. It is easier for someone to access information about another person and the internet is often used as an outlet for youth aggression.