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. The goal with the conference is that researchers and practitioners meet and share their knowledge concerning cyberbullying.

The first edition of the conference where 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 are available under “Speakers 2014.

The next edition of the conference Cyberbullying will be held in 2016. This website will be updated with more information.



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/

Speakers 2014

Patricia Agatston

Patricia Agatston

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

Lars Arrhenius

Lars Arrhenius

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

Sofia Berne

Sofia Berne

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

Caroline Dyrefors Grufman

Caroline Dyrefors Grufman

Child and School Student Representative, Stockholm, Sweden

Ann Frisén

Ann Frisén

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Dan Olweus

Dan Olweus

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

Christina Salmivalli

Christina Salmivalli

Professor of psychology, University of Turku, Finland

Peter K Smith

Peter K Smith

Emeritus Professor, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Robert Thornberg

Robert Thornberg

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

Linda Beckman

Linda Beckman

Ph.D., Karlstad University

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

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
















Göteborgs stad
Göran Englund


Jacop Flärdh


Fredrik Åkerlind


Göteborgs Universitet
Ann Frisén
Sofia Berne


Lynn Lonsway