26 Feb 2018

Why cyberbullying is different for girls

From Afternoons, 1:36 pm on 26 February 2018

Do we need to start thinking differently about the way girls and boys are bullied online? 

Dr Roberta Thompson is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Griffith University in Australia who has  been working with teenage girls to drill deeper into bullying behaviours.

She says girls social media use is quite different from that of boys, and so tackling cyber-bullying in each gender requires different interventions. Girls post and curate personal images, share stories and experiences, seek advice on private matters and appearance, and plan and organise social events, which she says can risk being subjected to gossip, name-calling, spreading rumours, coercion, and shaming.

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