New research toolkit for the study of online risk
- Global Kids Online
Freely available online, the research toolkit aims to facilitate the gathering of global evidence on key issues related to children's online experiences, including cyberbullying. In this respect, it aims to critically evaluate the relationship between traditional forms of face-to-face peer aggression and online bullying and the boundaries between cyberbullying and other forms of online aggression.
Global Kids Online has also been working to expand the research evidence from middle- and low-income countries where children are now gaining internet access. A comparative research synthesis summarises country findings from Argentina, Serbia, South Africa and the Philippines, with latest research evidence from Brazil, Bulgaria and Montenegro also available.
You can sign up to receive research updates from Global Kids Online via email at www.globalkidsonline.net/contact.
- European Parliament
The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs has recently published a study titled ‘Cyberbullying among young people'. The study provides an overview of the extent, scope and forms of cyberbullying in the EU, taking into account the age and gender of victims and perpetrators as well as the medium used.