Cyberbullying is a form of bullying that takes place in a new context: on the internet and through a variety of modern electronic devices/media. Cyberbullying presents challenges for researchers regarding several aspects such as: the lack of common methodology, the relationship to traditional bullying, and how to develop plans for prevention and intervention strategies against cyberbullying. Similarly, school personnel need to be able to prevent and intervene successfully with cyberbullying situations in schools.
To meet the challenges for researchers and practitioners the University of Gothenburg, City of Gothenburg, Gothenburg Region of Association of Local Authorities, Friends, and the International Bullying Prevention Association are jointly organizing a conference on cyberbullying.
The conference starts on May 11th with a day that focuses on current research in the area. The program of this day includes esteemed international speakers and a poster session. The second day of the conference, May 12th is intended both for researchers and practitioners. The goal with this day is that researchers and practitioners meet and share their knowledge concerning cyberbullying. The program of this day includes a program with a mix of international and Swedish speakers.
The conference will take place at Elite Park Avenue Hotel which is situated at Kungsportsavenyen 38, in the center of Gothenburg. It can be reached easily by public transportation.
For public transportation visit: http://www.vasttrafik.se/#!/en/
Ph.D. Prevention/Intervention Center, Marietta, GA, USA
General Secretary of Friends, Candidate of Law, Stockholm, Sweden
Ph.D. student, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Caroline Dyrefors Grufman
Child and School Student Representative, Stockholm, Sweden
Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Research professor, Uni Health/Uni Research and University of Bergen, Norway
Professor of psychology, University of Turku, Finland
Peter K Smith
Emeritus Professor, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Associate Professor of
Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning
Linköping University, Sweden
Ph.D., Karlstad University
Elite Park Avenue Hotel
Kungsportsavenyn 36, Göteborg
Superior room for 1 person: 1253 SEK per night, 200 SEK extra for double room.
All prices include VAT and breakfast. Prices are valid May 11th and 12th.
Payment: at the hotel with credit card or cash.
Bookings are made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For reservations state code: GRU110514 along with name, telephone number and credit card number and expire date.
Please note that we can not make reservations without a credit card number.
09:00-09:30Coffee and registration09:30-09:40WelcomeMargareta Forsberg (Phd) Head of Department for Social Development City of Gothenburg09:40-10:30Peter K SmithCyberbullying in young people: An overview of it’s nature and impact10:30-11:00Coffee11:00-11:40Parallel sessionsSofia Berne - Guidelines for prevention strategies against cyberbullying in schools – a review of current preventionsRobert Thornberg - When it seems as something OK to do: Moral disengagement in traditional and cyber bullying11:40-13:00Lunch + poster session13:00-14:00Dan OlweusCyberbullying and traditional bullying: Myths and realities14:10-15:00Parallel sessionsPatricia Agatston - Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital AgeAnn Frisén - Cyberbullying definition and measurement issues – a systematic review of assessment instruments15:00-15.40Coffee + poster session15:40-16:30Christina SalmivalliPrecursors and consequences of online victimization: are they associated with the degree of traditional victimization experienced by the target?
08:00-09:00Coffee and registration09:00-09:10WelcomeRobert Hammarstrand, Local government commissioners, Gothenburg09:10-09:40Peter K SmithCyberbullying in young people: An overview of it’s nature and impact09:50-10:30Parallel sessionsCaroline Dyrefors Grufman – The schools responsibility to stop offensive treatment (in Swedish)Ann Frisén & Sofia Berne – Appearance related cyberbullying – a problem especially for girls10:30-11:00Coffee11:00-11:50Parallel sessionsLars Arrhenius - The Instagram event, the riot! What can we learn, awareness, responsibility and preventive work (in Swedish)Robert Thornberg - When it seems as something OK to do: Moral disengagement in traditional and cyber bullying (in Swedish)Christina Salmivalli - Online victimization: Risk factors, consequences, and intervention11:50-13:20Lunch + poster sessionPosters are presented by schools, local authorities, parents’ associations and other practitioners who work against cyberbullying. The posters will remain up during the entire day, and presenters will be available for questions during the lunch and afternoon coffee break. Poster presentations provide a forum for discussion and inspiration for prevention and intervention work against cyberbullying.13:20-14:00Parallel sessionsSofia Berne - Guidelines for prevention strategies against cyberbullying in schools – a review of current preventions (in Swedish)Patricia Agatston - Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age14:10-14:50Parallel sessionsAnn Frisén - Appearance related cyberbullying – a problem especially for girls (in Swedish)Linda Beckman - Cyberbullying - worse than traditional bullying?- Effects on mental health and school performance14:50-15:30Coffee + poster sessionPosters are presented by schools, local authorities, parents’ associations and other practitioners who work against cyberbullying. The posters will remain up during the entire day, and presenters will be available for questions during the lunch and afternoon coffee break. Poster presentations provide a forum for discussion and inspiration for prevention and intervention work against cyberbullying.15:30-16:15Dan OlweusCyberbullying and traditional bullying: Myths and realities (in Swedish)
We welcome researchers to share their quantitative and qualitative research about cyberbullying and related topics during a poster session on Sunday, May 11. You are invited to submit an abstract with a maximum of 350 words to propose a poster.
Abstracts should have the following form:
All abstracts will be peer-reviewed. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be e-mailed to the corresponding author in December, 2013. If accepted, poster submitters will also be notified about presentation instructions and which format the poster should have.
Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
Bullied online but not telling anyone: Prevalence and associations among children 12-18 years old
Bullying victimization, friendship and electronic communication among school-aged children in Finland and Sweden 2001-2010
Cyberbullying. About the relation between cyberbullying and traditional bullying
Cyberbullying: Adolescents as a third persona
Cyberbullying Among Adolescent Bystanders: Role of the Communication Medium and Empathy
University of Warsaw, Faculty of Psychology
Cyberbullying and Problem Drinking Among U.S. Female College Students: A Multisite Study
Ellen Selkie, MD, MPH
Rajitha Kota, MPH
Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH
Cyberbullying- Guidelines and Suggestions for Prevention Work
Dr. Catarina Katzer
Cyberbullying victims: Mediation and coping
Cyberbullying Prevalence and Types Among U.S. Female College Students: A Multisite Study
Rajitha Kota, MPH
Ellen Selkie, MD, MPH
Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH
Cyberbullying prevention in lithuanian schools: the attitude of 5-12 grade pupils and teachers
Cyber bullying vulnerability among college student with learning disabilities: Effects of social support, well being and coping strategies
Tali Heiman, PhD, Psychology and Education Department, The Open University of Israel
Dorit Olenik Shemesh, PhD, Psychology and Education Department, The Open University of Israel
Cyberbystanders’ emotional response: The context matters!
Hana Machackova, Masaryk University, Brno
Lenka Dedkova, Masaryk University, Brno
Anna Sevcikova, Masaryk University, Brno
Alena Cerna, Masaryk University, Brno
Differences in Excessive Online Behaviour, Cybergrooming Victimization and Sexting between traditional, cyber and combined bullying roles
Sebastian Wachs, University of Bremen, Germany
Ruth Sittichai, Prince of Songkla Univiversity, Thailand
Karsten D. Wolf, University of Bremen, Germany
Marianne Junger, University Twente, the Netherlands
Does online peer victimization make teen victims even more sick and unhappy?
Sindy R. Sumter
Susanne E. Baumgartner
Patti M. Valkenburg
Friendly Attac – A research based process to develop a serious game against cyber-bullying
Katrien Van Cleemput
Groups of cyberbullying victims: Differentiating role of harm extent
You can either attend both days or just get a one day pass.
- ONLY Sunday May 11th - Registration fee 1350 SEK (member IBPA 1215 SEK). CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
- ONLY Monday May 12th - Registration fee 1950 SEK (member IBPA 1755 SEK). CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
- Sunday May 11th AND Monday May 12th - Registration fee 2850 SEK (member IBPA 2565 SEK). CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
For IBPA members the registration fee will be corrected after registration.
All registration fees are in Swedish Krona (SEK).
The Registration Fee includes
Deadline for registration
Friday April 25th.
Registration is binding after March 21th.
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