Cyberbullying in Italy

  • Anna Sorrentino
  • Anna Costanza Baldry
  • Sonya Cacace
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity book series (PSCYBER)


Cyberbullying is well researched in Italy and intervention strategies are disseminated throughout the country. At the central level, the Ministry of Education has implemented guidelines for the prevention and comparing of cyberbullying, and was also an associate partner in this Tabby project. Studies in Italy on the prevalence and nature of cyberbullying are quite extensive, and followed the ones on school bullying (Baldry et al. 2016b; Menesini et al. 2011). Prevalence rates vary depending on age of participants, methods, instruments used, period, and cut-off criteria adopted to measure students’ involvement in cyberbullying and cybervictimization.



This publication and the study presented have been produced with the financial support of the Daphne programme of the European Union. European Daphne III Program (Project JUST/2011/DAP/AG/3259) Tabby Trip. Threat Assessment of Bullying Behaviour in Youth. Transferring Internet Preventive procedures in Europe. The contents of this article are the sole responsibility of the authors and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission. No conflict of interest is present.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Sorrentino
    • 1
  • Anna Costanza Baldry
    • 1
  • Sonya Cacace
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversita degli Studi della Campania Luigi VanvitelliCasertaItaly

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