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Are cyberbullying intervention and prevention programs effective? A systematic and meta-analytical review

NCJ Number
Aggression and Violent Behavior Volume: 45 Dated: March–April 2019 Pages: 134-153
Date Published
20 pages

This paper presents the results from a systematic and meta-analytical review of the effectiveness of cyberbullying intervention and prevention programs. Systematic searches were conducted for published and unpublished studies from 2000 to end 2017 on several online databases, including Web of Science, Scopus, PsychINFO, PsychARTICLES, Google Scholar, DARE, and ERIC. In addition, specific journals, for example, CyberpsychologyBehaviorand Social Networking and Computers in Human Behavior, were hand searched for relevant studies. In total, 192 studies were retained for further screening from nearly 4000 search results. To be included in the present systematic review, studies had to: (1) include an adequate operational definition of cyberbullying; (2) describe the evaluation of an intervention or prevention program implemented with school-aged participants; (3) Employ experimental and control conditions; (4) Measure cyber-bullying behaviors using quantitative measurement instruments; and (5) have been published from 2000 onwards. (Published Abstract Provided)

Date Published: January 1, 2019