Cyberbullying Prevention, Detection and Intervention

  • Heidi VandeboschEmail author


This chapter provides an overview of how schools, actors in the online environment, and mass media have tried to tackle the cyberbullying problem thus far. It pays particular attention to the role of narratives in cyberbullying prevention, detection and intervention initiatives. It examines how stories are currently used: in school curricula on (cyber) bullying; by social media companies and users that are trying to address the problem in its natural environment; and, in campaigns, news and fictional contents about cyberbullying. Narratives are especially able to reflect the complex realities of cyberbullying in an engaging format, providing an important basis for (implicit) learning about this issue in formal and informal, offline and online contexts. Accordingly, this chapter recommends a more extensive and evidence-based use of narratives in future anti-cyberbullying initiatives.


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  1. 1.University of AntwerpAntwerpBelgium

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