Internet Bullying

Ed Donnerstein

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There is substantial literature on the impact of the mass media on children's and adolescents' health and development. The question of what role new technology plays in the media's influence is now a subject of both review and discussion, particularly regarding health risks and intervention. This article takes a brief look at online usage and the theoretical mechanisms that might make Internet access more problematic in terms of risks, compared with more traditional media such as television and film. One of these risks, known today as cyberbullying or Internet harassment, is scrutinized in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-633
Number of pages11
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Aggression
  • Cyberbullying
  • Internet
  • Media violence
  • Online risks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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