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Inside Teaching : August 2010
www.atra.edu.au | email@example.com RESEARCH 51 are choosing to speak out to either adults or peers about their experience. This is in spite of the reportedly high effcacy of this strategy and the fact that many claim it is the advice they would give others. Most young people are familiar with, and active users of, online intervention and blocking tools, and these may offer a fruitful strategy for schools to pursue. Given the importance that social networking sites play in the lives of teenagers, it may be of value for schools to teach specifc strategies to help those in this age group to protect themselves when using this medium. ■ Megan Price is a senior researcher at BoysTown. Her research involves issues impacting young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. She is currently involved in a research project regarding help- seeking behaviour among young Indigenous Australians. John Dalgleish manages the Strategy and Research Team at BoysTown. He is currently the principal investigator in a research project being funded by the Australian Research Council on effective strategies to re- engage marginalised youth with education and employment. This is a revised version of an article that frst appeared in 2010 as ‘Cyberbullying: Experiences, impacts and coping strategies as described by Australian young people’ in Youth Studies Australia volume 29, number 1. Reproduced with kind permission. LINKS www.acys.info/journal REFERENCES BoysTown. (2009). Inquiry into bullying and young people: submission to the General Purpose Standing Committee No.2. Available at http://www. parliament.nsw.gov.au/Prod/ parlment/committee.nsf/0/56F6E1 8CEFA7C854CA2575840017A729 Campbell, M. (2005). Cyber bullying: An old problem in a new guise? Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 15(1): 68-76. Campbell, M. (2007). Cyberbullying and young people: Treatment principles not simplistic advice. QUT Digital Repository. Available at http:// eprints.qut.edu.au/14903 Joinson, A.N. (2006). Disinhibition and the internet. In J. Gackenbach (Ed.), Psychology and the Interne. Burlington, MA: Academic Press. Juvonen, J. & Gross, E. (2008). Extending the school grounds? Bullying experiences in cyberspace. The Journal of School Health. 7(9): 496-505. Keith, S. & Martin, M. (2005). Cyberbullying: Creating a culture of respect in a cyber world. Reclaiming Children and Youth. 13(4): 224-28. Kulig, J., Hall, B. & Grant Kalischuk, R. (2008). Bullying perspectives among rural youth: Mixed methods approach. International Electronic Journal of Rural and Remote Health Research, Education, Practice & Policy. 8: 1-11. Li, Q. (2007). New bottle but old wine: A research of cyberbullying in schools. Computers in Human Behavior. 23(4): 1,777-791. Patchin, J. & Hinduja, S. (2006,). Bullies move beyond the schoolyard: A preliminary look at cyberbullying. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. 4: 148-69. Rickwood, D., Deane, F., Wilson, C. & Ciarrochi, J. (2005). Young people’s help-seeking for mental health problems. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health. 4(3): 218-51. Smith, P.K., Mahdavi, J., Carvalho, M., Fisher, S., Russell, S. & Tippett, N. (2008). Cyberbullying: Its nature and impact in secondary school pupils. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 49(4): 376-85. Sparling, P. (2004). Mean machines: New technologies let the neighbourhood bully taunt you anywhere, anytime. But you can fght back. Current Health. 28(8): 18-20.