Adolescents and Cyber Bullying: The Precaution Adoption Process Model

  title={Adolescents and Cyber Bullying: The Precaution Adoption Process Model},
  author={John R. Chapin},
  journal={Education and Information Technologies},
  • J. Chapin
  • Published 1 July 2016
  • Psychology
  • Education and Information Technologies
A survey of adolescents (N = 1,488) documented Facebook use and experience with cyber bullying. The study found that 84 % of adolescents (middle school through college undergraduates) use Facebook, and that most users log on daily. While 30 % of the sample reported being cyber bullied, only 12.5 % quit using the site, and only 18 % told a parent or school official about the abuse. Up to 75 % of middle school Facebook users have experienced cyber bullying. The current study was the first to… 
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