Cyberbullying: An Exploratory Analysis of Factors Related to Offending and Victimization

  title={Cyberbullying: An Exploratory Analysis of Factors Related to Offending and Victimization},
  author={S. Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin},
  journal={Deviant Behavior},
  pages={129 - 156}
Victimization on the Internet through what has been termed cyberbullying has attracted increased attention from scholars and practitioners. Defined as “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the medium of electronic text” (Patchin and Hinduja 2006:152), this negative experience not only undermines a youth's freedom to use and explore valuable on-line resources, but also can result in severe functional and physical ramifications. Research involving the specific phenomenon—as well as… 

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