The Predictability of Cyber Routine Activity Theory for Cyberbullying Victimization Among Children and Youth

Dana Aizenkot

Ashkelon Academic College (Israel)







  • Gianluca Sardi

    Dear Dana,
    I hope this finds you well.
    Do you think that the legislative instruments in force in order to tackle cyberbullying and to protect vulnerable children are useful or that new and more effective measures (including stronger criminal sanctions) should be introduced as soon as possible in order to fight effectively against people guilty of cyberbullying?
    I thank you very much in advance and I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
    All the best,

  • Deborah Kelley-Galin

    Hi Dana,

    I am also interested in knowing what you think about Gianluca’s question. It seems that this subject is an area in which the boundaries of reality and virtual reality can merge and truly damage the mental well being of everyone, but of course, especially children. I would assume shy children who have trouble communicating in person would be especially vulnerable to these problems and contexts.

    Thank you for your presentation and valuable insights.


  • Konrad Gunesch

    Dear Dana, thanks again for your timely and seeking approach to the topic. How would you explain that it seems to become increasingly popular as a research or project topic even among relatively protected and unaffected university students (as I have already had the honor of evaluating several). Sensationalism seems to take us only so far, since the problem seems too incisive for superficiality or the hope for an easy grade/ride. Might it be that even safe and affluent societies and individuals perceive the visceral threat of (cyber)bullying (especially) pronounced within an educational environment? Looking forward to your insights, and wishing you all the best of success for your research and to the privilege of sharing its progress with all of us in the future, Konrad

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