"you were born ugly and youl die ugly too": Cyber-bullying as relational aggression

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dc.contributor.author Jackson, Margaret
dc.contributor.author Cassidy, Wanda
dc.contributor.author Brown, Karen N.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-10T17:39:08Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-10T17:39:08Z
dc.date.issued 2009-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10294/2958
dc.identifier.uri http://ineducation.ca/article/you-were-born-ugly-and-youl-die-ugly-too-cyber-bullying-relational-aggression en
dc.description.abstract Cyber-bullying increasingly is becoming a problem for students, educators and policy makers. In this paper, we consider cyber-bullying as a form of relational aggression; that is, behaviour designed to damage, harm or disrupt friendship or inter-personal relationships through covert means. We draw on the findings from a study of students in grades 6 through 9, conducted in five schools, in a large ethnically diverse metropolitan region of British Columbia, Canada, to demonstrate the inter-connection between cyber-bullying and relational aggression. Consistent with the relational aggression framework, girls were found more likely than boys to participate in these behaviours. We conclude that intervention strategies should consider gender differences and also aim at changing the trajectory of relational aggression to providing relational support and care. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Regina, Faculty of Education en_US
dc.title "you were born ugly and youl die ugly too": Cyber-bullying as relational aggression en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.authorstatus Faculty en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US

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