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Does cyberbullying occur simultaneously with other types of violence exposure?

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Vieira, Marlene A. [1] ; Ronning, John A. [2] ; Mari, Jair de J. [1] ; Bordin, Isabel A. [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Dept Psiquiatria, Rua Borges Lagoa 570, BR-04038030 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Tromso, Inst Clin Med, Tromso - Norway
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria; v. 41, n. 3, p. 234-237, MAY-JUN 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Objective: Our study aimed to verify whether cyberbullying victimization among adolescents occurs concomitantly with other forms of violence exposure (at home, at school and in the community). Methods: A collaborative longitudinal study by Norwegian and Brazilian researchers was conducted in Itaboraf, a low-income city in southeast Brazil. At baseline, trained interviewers applied a semi-structured questionnaire to a population-based sample of 669 in-school adolescents (11-15 years old). The investigated types of violence exposure included cyberbullying, traditional bullying, severe physical punishment by parents and community violence (victimization and eye-witnessed violent events outside the home and school). Results: In the previous six months, 1.9% of the adolescents had been victims of cyberbullying, and 21.9% had been victims of physical aggression, verbal harassment and/or social manipulation by peers. However, only 5.5% of the adolescents considered themselves bullying victims. In the previous 12 months, 12.4% of adolescents had suffered severe physical punishment, 14.0% had been victims of community violence, and 20.9% eye-witnessed community violence. Multivariable regression analysis showed that victimization by multiple types of traditional bullying and self-perceived bullying victimization were correlates of cyberbullying victimization, while suffering violence at home and in the community were not. Conclusion: This study provides evidence of an association between cyberbullying, traditional bullying and self-perceived bullying among low-income Brazilian adolescents. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/17931-5 - The impact of school violence (bullying) on the adolescent's mental health
Grantee:Marlene Apolinário Vieira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate