Comparing cyberbullying prevalence and process before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

  title={Comparing cyberbullying prevalence and process before and during the COVID-19 pandemic},
  author={Christopher P. Barlett and Matthew M. Simmers and Brendan Roth and Douglas A. Gentile},
  journal={The Journal of Social Psychology},
  pages={408 - 418}
ABSTRACT The psychological consequences of the global COVID-19 pandemic are just now starting to be understood; however, the behavioral consequences are less understood. Thus, the current report examined whether cyberbullying processes and frequency are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We compared US adult participant data from six months before the start of the pandemic (July 2019; n = 181) to data collected in the middle of the pandemic (May, 2020; n = 173) to determine if there are any… 

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