Cyberbullying and cyberstalking in Higher education: A Systematic review

ANNA BUSSU, E. Molloy, M. Mangiarulo, M. Pulina

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Background: “Students”, but also “academic staff”, present an increased risk regarding cybervictimisation(Nahn, 2018); therefore, understanding more about this phenomenon within a university campus will enhance identification and support of victimisation.
Research Aims: 1)Explore risk factors that predispose or mediate an individual’s (students or staff) experience of cyberbullying and/or cyberstalking as a victim; 2)The impact cyberbullying and cyberstalking have on individuals; 3)Explore best practices and intervention
Strategies in the academic context.
Methodology: Scoping searches were conducted in February 2021 using several electronic databases 7269 articles, following removal of 249 duplicates, these were screened via title, abstract and full text. A total of 176 were eligible for full text, of these articles 61 were deemed eligible for inclusion in the review. Of the 61 articles 48 examined cyberbullying, 10 examined
cyberstalking and 3 articles examined both crimes.
Data analysis: A narrative synthesis of studies overall and summary current evidence for each of our research aims was planned. We have also conducted a logit panel data analysis based on the meta data from the review. Main results: Our analysis contributes additional evidence concerning the prevalence of cyberbullying and cyberbullying in higher education. The data
inform best-practices and policy for victims of cyberbullying/cyberstalking
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2021
EventEurocrim Conference - 21st annual ESC conference - on line
Duration: 8 Sept 202110 Sept 2021
Conference number: 21


ConferenceEurocrim Conference - 21st annual ESC conference
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