Cyberbullying prevention and intervention programs - are they enough to reduce the number of online aggressions?

  • Elena Zavoianu University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences 90 Panduri Street, Sector 5, Bucharest, 050663, Romania
  • Ion-Ovidiu Pânișoară University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences 90 Panduri Street, Sector 5, Bucharest, 050663, Romania
Keywords: cyberbullying, victim, aggressor, internet, intervention, counseling, prevention.

Abstract

Aim. In order to provide a complete image of this phenomenon in the world and how different countries are dealing with it, I analysed some reasearch regarding the methods of prevention and intervention in cyberbullying that they have adopted.

Methods. After studying the programs implemented in other countries, I counducted a research on 22 psychologists from Romania in order to find out their oppionions about these programs.

Conclusions. The results of this research study showed that the intervention and prevention programs adopted by different countries are esential in reduction of the cyberbullying cases, but these programs have to be combined with personalised intervention.

 

Author Biographies

Elena Zavoianu, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences 90 Panduri Street, Sector 5, Bucharest, 050663, Romania

Elena-Ancuța Zăvoianu is a PhD student at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Studies, University of Bucharest. She investigates the phenomenon of cyberbullying among children.

 

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Ion-Ovidiu Pânișoară, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences 90 Panduri Street, Sector 5, Bucharest, 050663, Romania

Ion-Ovidiu Panisoara has Ph.D in Educational Sciences and he is a Professor in Educational Sciences at University of Bucharest (also Head of Teacher Training Department, he coordinates students in doctoral stages at Doctoral School - Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science). He wrote 24 books in pedagogy and educational psychology field (best seller - Efficient communication - many edition, book distingue with Romanian Academy Prize) and stories for children about developing personal success skills (also based on psychological and pedagogical studies).

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Published
2020-06-27
How to Cite
Zavoianu, E., & Pânișoară, I.-O. (2020). Cyberbullying prevention and intervention programs - are they enough to reduce the number of online aggressions?. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 11(1), 126-135. https://doi.org/10.15503/jecs2020.1.126.135