Cyberbullying on social media platforms among university students in the United Arab Emirates

dc.contributor.author Abaido, Ghada M.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-24T16:33:19Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-24T16:33:19Z
dc.date.copyright 2020
dc.date.issued 2020-12-31
dc.description This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this article is published in International Journal of Adolescence and Youth (2020), available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/02673843.2019.1669059. en_US
dc.description.abstract With the increased utilization of the internet and social media platforms, it is not surprising that youth are using these tools to inflict harm upon each other. Previous studies have outlined the negative impacts of cyberbullying, yet few research studies have been conducted in Arab communities examining its different forms and characteristics. Reporting incidents of cyberbullying is also a big problem, considering the social and cultural constraints of these societies. The purpose of this paper is to explore the pervasiveness of cyberbullying among university students in an Arab community, its nature and venues, and their attitudes towards reporting cyberbullying in contrast to remaining silent. Data were collected from 200 students in the UAE. 91% of the study sample confirmed the existence of acts of cyberbullying on social media with Instagram (55.5%) and Facebook (38%) in the lead. Calls for smartphone applications, stricter legal actions and proactive measures are discussed. © 2020, © 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Abaido, G.M. (2020). Cyberbullying on social media platforms among university students in the United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 25(1), 407-420. https://doi.org/10.1080/02673843.2019.1669059 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 02673843
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/160
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1080/02673843.2019.1669059
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.relation Authors Affiliations: Faculty of Communication, Arts and Sciences, Canadian University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Adolescence and Youth;Volume 25, Issue 1
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
dc.rights.holder Copyright : 2020 The Author
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject Cyberbullying en_US
dc.subject social media en_US
dc.subject spiral of silence en_US
dc.subject United Arab Emirates en_US
dc.subject youth en_US
dc.title Cyberbullying on social media platforms among university students in the United Arab Emirates en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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