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Social responsibility on the Internet: Addressing the challenge of cyberbullying

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael



© 2018 Elsevier Ltd This article discusses the phenomena of cyberbullying especially among young people. The discussion, based on an interdisciplinary study in the fields of brain studies, child development, psychology, social policy, victimization and Internet studies, probes the troubling phenomenon of cyberbullying which may result in suicide. It is argued that adolescents are more vulnerable than adults because they lack maturity with respect to capacities such as thrill seeking, impulse control, peer pressure, reward sensitivity, cognitive processing, rational decision-making and long-term planning. The article suggests remedies to counter online social ills and argues for responsible cooperation between parents, schools, governments, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and social networking sites.


Cohen-Almagor, R. (2018). Social responsibility on the Internet: Addressing the challenge of cyberbullying. Aggression and violent behavior, 39, 42-52.

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Jan 1, 2018
Online Publication Date Feb 10, 2018
Publication Date Mar 1, 2018
Deposit Date Feb 16, 2018
Publicly Available Date Aug 11, 2019
Journal Aggression and Violent Behavior
Print ISSN 1359-1789
Electronic ISSN 1873-6335
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 39
Pages 42-52
Keywords Pathology and Forensic Medicine; Clinical Psychology; Psychiatry and Mental health
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