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This paper examines the current literature addressing the association between racial factors and cyberbullying. This review contributes to current knowledge on the topic of cyberbullying and examines possible links between cyberbullying behaviors and specific racial groups. It will also identify gaps within the literature that will lead to further research opportunities. An extensive literature review was conducted using scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles through the use of the Texas Woman’s University library search engine, ERIC/Ebscohost. Searching peer-reviewed journals for primary research material identified relevant research concerning cyberbullying and race. A total of 14 research databases were searched for publications spanning from 2003-2013, with key articles obtained primarily from Academic Search Complete, Education Research Complete, and ERIC. Outcomes from this literature review identified an urgency to facilitate further research, specifically in regard to cyberbullying and race. Much literature exists on studies examining whole group effects of cyberbullying; however, little has focused on specific racial subgroups and the effects of cyberbullying. This literature review allows for gaps in research to be further publicized and studied. It also provides support when discussing cyberbullying and its effects on various racial subgroups.
|Keywords:||Cyberbullying, Race, Bullying, Victimization, Social Media|
International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities, Volume 20, Issue 2, March 2014, pp.17-28. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: March 12, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 441.877KB)).
Doctoral Student, Teacher Education, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, USA
Assistant Professor, Counseling, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, USA