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PhD Colloquium: Cyberbullying and Young People
May 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cyberbullying and Young People: Behaviours, Experiences and Resolutions
Wednesday, May 24th
Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 23
Cyberbullying has become a key issue for parents, teachers and policy-makers because of the potential negative impact on the physical and mental health of young people. However, young people’s voice is largely absent from the current discourse, particularly in the Irish context. Progress in tackling cyberbullying has been hindered by a lack of consensus about the concept and its definition. Research related to the design, implementation and evaluation of cyberbullying interventions is scarce.
The CY:BER Study (Cyberbullying in Young People: Behaviours, Experiences, Resolutions), framed by the steps of the Behaviour Change Wheel (Michie et al. 2014), aims to work with young people to better understand cyberbullying from their perspective. This will allow the development of an intervention grounded in their wants, interests and needs. This presentation will outline the stages of the study and discuss progress to date.
Rebecca Dennehy is a Health Research Board (HRB) funded SPHeRE (Structured Population and Health Services Research Education) PhD Scholar based in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College Cork (UCC).