About the conference

A Challenge for researchers and practitioners

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, 21-22th April 2016. The goal with the conference is that researchers and practitioners meet and share their knowledge concerning cyberbullying.

The first edition of the conference was held on 11-12th of May 2014 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The program included esteemed international speakers and a poster session both for researchers and practitioners. Some of the speakers where filmed by UR (Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company) and these films are available under “Speakers 2014.

 


Location

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/

Program 2016

Cyberbullying a challenge for researchers and practitioners:  Prevention and intervention

  • 08.30-09.30
    Coffee and registration
    09.30-09.40
    Welcome
    09.40-10.30
    Parallel keynotes
    Caroline Dyrefors Grufman – Mobbningen slutar inte utanför klassrummet – skolans ansvar för kränkningar på nätet. (SV)
    Peter Smith – Cyberbullying in young people: an overview of its nature and impact. (ENG)
    10.30-11.00
    Coffee
    11.00-11.40
    Parallel sessions

    Karl Dahlstrand – Nätkränkningar ur ett normperspektiv. Några resultat och slutsatser från en enkätstudie. (SV)

    Ann Frisén & Sofia Berne – Aktion mot nätmobbning – Svenska elevers tankar om bästa sätten att förebygga och åtgärda nätmobbning. (SV)

    Björn Johansson – Behind the Screen. The changing nature of bullying, harassment and degrading treatment in the cyber era. (ENG)

    11.40-13.00
    Lunch
    13.00-14.00
    Keynote
    Donna Cross – Cyber Strong Schools: Building the capacity of school staff to effectively respond to student cyberbullying behaviours. (ENG)
    14.10-15.00
    Parallel sessions

    Sarah Males & Göran Englund – Tystnadens kultur – om mätningar och rutiner för kränkande behandling och nätmobbning. Vad kan Göteborgs stad göra? (SV)

    Olle Cox – Barn och ungas erfarenheter av och syn på nätkränkningar, stöd och åtgärder. (SV)

    Anne Birgitte Nilsen – Cyberbullying: Does it differ from traditional bullying? (ENG)

    Kyrre Breivik & Dan Olweus – Cyber Bullying – A Critical Overview and Intervention. (ENG)

    15.00-15.40
    Coffee
    15.40-16.30
    Parallel keynotes
    Mårten Shultz – Stäm varenda jävel! Civilrätten som prevention och upprättelse vid cyberbullying. (SV)
    Barbara Spears – With us, not without us: Young people’s role in developing prevention and intervention strategies. (ENG)
  • 08.00-09.00
    Coffee and registration
    09.00-09.10
    Welcome
    09.10-09.50
    Keynote
    Donna Cross – A future with no secrets: In-the-moment and school interventions to reduce  cyberbullying from online image sharing. (ENG)
    10.00-10.30
    Parallel sessions

    Hanna Thomas – Two sides of the story: Views on the role of intention in identifying situations of bullying and cyberbullying in young people .(ENG)

    Jan Urbanski – Bullying In U.S. Schools: 2014 Status Report.(ENG)

    Tijana Milosevic – Cyberbullying policies of social media companies.(ENG)

    10.30-11.00
    Coffee
    11.00-11.40
    Parallel keynotes
    Justin W. Patchin – Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying: Implications from Research in the U.S. (ENG)

    Ann Frisén & Sofia Berne – Action research – Swedish pupils’ suggestions on how to prevent cyberbullying. (ENG)

    11.40-13.00
    Lunch + poster sessions
    13.00-14.00
    Parallel keynotes
    Peter Smith – Investigating and understanding cross-national differences in bullying (ENG) 
    Barbara Spears – Online social marketing approaches to intervention: Can we change attitudes and behaviours through online campaigns? (ENG)
    14.10-15.00
    Parallel sessions

    Sara Pabian – Short-term and middle-term effectiveness of coping strategies among adolescent victims of cyberbullying.(ENG)

    Catarina Katzer – Digital Risks Survey-Global view on Cyberbullying Prevention – what do we need to prevent cyberbullying successfully?.(ENG)

    Anke Goerzig – Cyberbullying victimization in context: the role of countries and communities.(ENG)

    15.00-15.30
    Coffee + poster sessions
    15.30-16.30
    Parallel keynotes
    Dan Olweus – Cyber Bullying and Traditional Bullying: Short Term and Long Term Intervention Effects. (ENG)

    Heidi Vandebosch – To “like”, “report” or just do nothing? Bystander behavior in cyberbullying and ways to address it. (ENG)

Speakers 2016

Anne Birgitta Nilsen

Anne Birgitta Nilsen

Lingvist och förste amanuens vid Högskolan i Oslo och Akershus.

Cyberbullying: Does it differ from traditional bullying?

Björn Johansson

Björn Johansson

Ph.D. Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer School of Law, Psychology and Social work, Örebro University.

Behind the Screen. The changing nature of bullying, harassment and degrading treatment in the cyber era.

Dan Olweus

Dan Olweus

Research Professor of Psychology

Cyber Bullying – A Critical Overview and Intervention.
Olweus & Breivik
and
Cyber Bullying and Traditional Bullying: Short Term and Long Term Intervention Effects.

Sofia Berne

Sofia Berne

Fil. dr. , Psykologiska Institutionen, Göteborgs Universitet.

Aktion mot nätmobbning – Svenska elevers tankar om bästa sätten att förebygga och åtgärda nätmobbning.
and
Action research – Swedish pupils’ suggestions on how to prevent cyberbullying.

Ann Frisén & Sofia Berne

Ann Frisén

Ann Frisén

Professor, Psykologiska Institutionen, Göteborgs Universitet.

Aktion mot nätmobbning – Svenska elevers tankar om bästa sätten att förebygga och åtgärda nätmobbning.
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Action research – Swedish pupils’ suggestions on how to prevent cyberbullying.

Ann Frisén & Sofia Berne

Donna Cross

Donna Cross

Winthrop Professor at the University of Western Australia and the Telethon Kids Institute.

A future with no secrets: In-the-moment and school interventions to reduce cyberbullying from online image sharing
and
Cyber Strong Schools: Building the capacity of school staff to effectively respond to student cyberbullying behaviours

Heidi Vandebosch

Heidi Vandebosch

Professor at the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Antwerp.

To “like”, “report” or just do nothing? Bystander behavior in cyberbullying and ways to address it.

Barbara Spears

Barbara Spears

Director: Wellbeing Research Group, Centre for Research in Education and the Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia.

Online social marketing approaches to intervention: Can we change attitudes and behaviours through online campaigns?
and
With us, not without us: Young people’s role in developing prevention and intervention strategies

Peter Smith

Peter Smith

Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, U.K.

Cyberbullying in young people: an overview of its nature and impact.

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Investigating and understanding cross-national differences in bullying.

Kyrre Breivik

Kyrre Breivik

Ph.D. Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare, Uni Research, Bergen, Norway.

Cyber Bullying – A Critical Overview and Intervention.

Justin Patchin

Justin Patchin

Ph.D. Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center.

Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying: Implications from Research in the U.S.

Mårten Schultz

Mårten Schultz

Professor i civilrätt, Stockholms universitet. Grundare av och ordförande för Institutet för Juridik och Internet.

Stäm varenda jävel! Civilrätten som prevention och upprättelse vid cyberbullying.

Karl Dahlstrand

Karl Dahlstrand

Jur. kand., fil. dr. Universitetslektor i rättssociologi vid Lunds universitet.

Nätkränkningar ur ett normperspektiv. Några resultat och slutsatser från en enkätstudie.

Olle Cox

Olle Cox

Utvecklingsledare/Development manager Friends.

Barn och ungas erfarenheter av och syn på nätkränkningar, stöd och åtgärder.

Call for research posters and oral presentations

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Y Extended submission deadline for abstracts: 10th of January, 2016.

We welcome researchers to share their quantitative and qualitative research about cyberbullying and related topics during a poster session or an oral paper presentation on Friday, April 22, 2016.

You are invited to submit an abstract with a maximum of 350 words to propose a poster or an oral paper presentation.

Abstracts should have the following form:

  • Aim
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  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • If you prefer to have an oral presentation or poster presentation.

There are only a limited number of slots for oral presentations. Therefore, the organizers reserve the right to change oral presentations to poster presentations, if necessary.

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be e-mailed to the corresponding author in January 2016.

If accepted, poster/oral paper submitters will also be notified about presentation instructions.

Please contact sofia.berne@psy.gu.se if you have any questions.

Registration

You can either attend both days or just get a one day pass.

  1. ONLY Thursday April 21th - Registration fee 1950 SEK excl. VAT. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
  2. ONLY Friday April 22th - Registration fee 1350 SEK excl. VAT. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
  3. Thursday April 21th AND Friday April 22th - Registration fee 2850 SEK excl. VAT. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

All registration fees are in Swedish Krona (SEK).

 

The Registration Fee includes

 

Deadline for registration

Friday February 19th.
Registration is binding after February 19th.

 

Contact us

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about:

Abstract submission: Sofia Berne, sofia.berne@psy.gu.se
General information: Lislott Lundahl, lislott.lundahl@grkom.se

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborators

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Göteborgs stad
Göran Englund
goran.englund@educ.goteborg.se

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Friends
Jacob Flärdh
jacob.flardh@friends.se

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Göteborgsregionen
Fredrik Åkerlind
fredrik.akerlind@grkom.se

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Göteborgs Universitet
Ann Frisén
ann.frisen@psy.gu.se
Sofia Berne
sofia.berne@psy.gu.se

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IBPA
Lynn Lonsway
lynnlonsway@gmail.com

The conference 2014

Patricia Agatston

Patricia Agatston

Ph.D. Prevention/Intervention Center, Marietta, GA, USA

Cyberbullying: Bullying in the digital age 

Summary

UR Film

 

Lars Arrhenius

Lars Arrhenius

General Secretary of Friends, Candidate of Law, Stockholm, Sweden

The Instagram-riot
Lessons learned – Signs – Responsibility and prevention 

Summary

Sofia Berne

Sofia Berne

Ph.D. student, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Guidelines for prevention strategies against cyberbullying in schools – a review of current preventions 

Summary

Appearance related cyberbullying – a problem especially for girls
Ann Frisén & Sofia Berne

Summary

Caroline Dyrefors Grufman

Caroline Dyrefors Grufman

Child and School Student Representative, Stockholm, Sweden

The schools responsibility to stop offensive treatment 

Summary

Ann Frisén

Ann Frisén

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Cyberbullying definition and measurement issues – a systematic review of assessment instruments 

Summary

Appearance related cyberbullying – a problem especially for girls
Ann Frisén & Sofia Berne

Summary

Dan Olweus

Dan Olweus

Research professor, Uni Health/Uni Research and University of Bergen, Norway

Cyberbullying and traditional bullying: Myths and realities 

Summary

Christina Salmivalli

Christina Salmivalli

Professor of psychology, University of Turku, Finland

Online victimization: Risk factors, consequences, and intervention 

Summary

UR Film

Peter K Smith

Peter K Smith

Emeritus Professor, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Cyberbullying in young people: An overview of it’s nature and impact 

Summary

UR Film

Robert Thornberg

Robert Thornberg

Associate Professor of
Education
Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning
Linköping University, Sweden

When it seems as something OK to do: Moral disengagement in traditional and cyber bullying 

Summary

Linda Beckman

Linda Beckman

Ph.D., Karlstad University

Cyberbullying – worse than traditional bullying? Effects on mental health and school performance

Summary

Poster session 2014

Bullied online but not telling anyone: Prevalence and associations among children 12-18 years old
Daneback, K.
Machackova, H.
Bjereld, Y.
Sevcikova, A.
Dedkova, L.

Bullying victimization, friendship and electronic communication among school-aged children in Finland and Sweden 2001-2010
Þóroddur Bjarnason
Kristian Daneback
Petra Löfstedt
Jorma Tynjälä
Raili Välimaa
Max Petzold

Cyberbullying. About the relation between cyberbullying and traditional bullying
Göran Englund

Cyberbullying: Adolescents as a third persona
Anastasia Kapatzia

Cyberbullying Among Adolescent Bystanders: Role of the Communication Medium and Empathy
Julia Barlińska
Anna Szuster
Mikołaj Winiewski
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
Alena Cerna
Lenka Dedkova
Hana Machackova

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
Džiuginta Baraldsnes.

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
Heidi Vandebosch
Karolien Poels
Katrien Van Cleemput
Sara Bastiaensens
Gie Deboutte

Groups of cyberbullying victims: Differentiating role of harm extent
Lenka Dedkova
Hana Machackova
Anna Sevcikova
Alena Cerna