This week’s readings revolved around the concept of cyberbullying and the history of communication. One of the things that surprised me most about the readings were the fact that there were some legislative measures that took place to help prevent and reduce cyberbullying in the UK. While bullying in and of itself might not be more prevalent than before, it is harder to get away from with the advent of technology. Interestingly enough, those who tend to cyber bully were more often than not victims themselves. Personally, I would have thought that there would be more of a disconnect.
The thing that stood out to me most in the readings was the concept of rural versus urban bullying. For those that live in a rural setting, it tends to be harder to escape bullying as they are limited by geography whereas victims of bullying in urban settings have many more school options, after school activities and sports to choose from.
I’m interested to see what discussion Thursday is like and just how much the dark web can tie into the concept of cyberbullying as well. Stay tuned.
“The History of Communication Technology.” Conference Calls Unlimited – Easy, Reliable, Affordable. Accessed March 30, 2019. https://www.conferencecallsunlimited.com/history-of-communication-technology/
Konnikova, Maria, and Maria Konnikova. “How the Internet Has Changed Bullying.” The New Yorker. June 19, 2017. Accessed March 30, 2019. https://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/how-the-internet-has-changed-bullying
Salter, Michael, and Chris Bryden. 2009. “I Can See You: Harassment and Stalking on the Internet.” Information & Communications Technology Law 18 (2): 99–122. doi:10.1080/13600830902812830. https://umw-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com:443/UMW:Everything:TN_tayfranc10.1080/13600830902812830
Hood, Michelle and Amanda Duffy. “Understanding the Relationship between Cyber-victimisation and Cyber-bullying on Social Network Sites: The Role of Moderating Factors.” Personality and Individual Differences 133 (2017): 103-108. https://www-sciencedirect-com.umw.idm.oclc.org/science/article/pii/S0191886917302556