Cyberbullying immer noch unsichtbar

Dazu kommt, dass wir schlichtweg noch nicht wissen, wie der Effekt der Beobachtung und eingreifendes Handeln durch Dritte auf Sozialen Medien überhaupt aussieht. Kids berichten davon, dass Beobachter in Offline-Bullying öfter eingreifen, als beim Cyberbullying. Gleichzeitig ist es aber so, dass Kids selbst häufiger bei Cyber-Bullying eingreifen müssen, da hier, anders als beim Offline-Mobbing, keine klaren Autoritätspersonen erkennbar sind. Die Kinder helfen sich selbst, weil sie müssen. Ein Bekannter berichtete mir vor ein paar Monaten von hart moderierten Instagram-Feeds ganzer Schulklassen, die praktisch keinerlei negative Worte zulassen und aus reiner „IHDGGDL („Ich hab Dich ganz ganz doll lieb“)-Kommunikation besteht.

Projekte wie #ichbinhier, eigentlich gestartet um ausufernde Hassrede in Kommentarfäden zu kontern, ist eine erste Manifestation dieser kollektiven, sozialen Anti-Gewalt-Maßnahmen, die allerdings für weniger öffentliches, in Kleingruppen vorkommendes Bullying (noch) nicht praktikabel ist. Ich hatte vor drei Jahren in einem Vortrag digitale Streetworker gefordert, die unsere digitale Gesellschaft nach wie vor dringend braucht.

We don’t know the true extent of cyberbullying—and children need help in dealing with it [Medical Express]

Teachers regard cyberbullying to be more serious than face-to-face bullying because there are always new ways for children to bully online through new apps and technologies, making it difficult to identify and respond to cyberbullying. Young people also believe that cyberbullying is more serious and more problematic in the school environment than face-to-face bullying.

However, it is difficult to truly assess how widespread cyberbullying is. It has been shown that children report cyberbullying less due to fear of consequences. Children’s worries include that telling someone about cyberbullying will make the situation worse or lead to the confiscation of their electronic devices. They are also concerned about not knowing what the repercussions of reporting cyberbullying might be. […]

Children report that bystanders are more likely to get involved to stop traditional bullying than for cyberbullying incidents. They considered the reason to be the physical presence of authority figures in the real world.

Social psychological research suggests the presence of other onlookers tends to reduce a person’s willingness to intervene in a positive way: “there’s no need for me to help since someone else will.” This is known as the “diffusion of responsibility”. This theory suggests that people are less likely to intervene in online bullying because of the potential greater number of virtual onlookers. The case of Canadian 14-year-old Carson Crimeni, whose death was broadcast on the internet, is a tragic example.

On the other hand, the online environment provides increased anonymity and autonomy to young people. My research suggests that children themselves are more likely to intervene in cyberbullying than traditional bullying. This research also found that children intervene in online bullying more when the incident is severe, suggesting that “diffusion of responsibility” may also be influenced by how serious the incident is perceived to be.

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