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Technological and Digital Risk: Research Issues

Edited By Gevisa La Rocca and Juan Martínez Torvisco

What are the borders of risk? How is the perception of risk related to new technologies and digital changing? This book discusses these topics, moving from theories to research data, looking for concrete answers now, or taking a picture of reality. The volume is divided into three main sections: Exploring the Edges of Risk, according to sociological, psychological and artificial intelligence perspective; Technological and Digital Risks, exploring social media, cyberbullying, hate speech, social bots on digital platforms; Risk in the Cities, working with risk and deviance, risk communication, environmental and nuclear risks. Inside, research data from Europe, USA and Mexico are discussed.

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Chapter Six Cyberbullying: Technological Risk among Adolescents (Eva Torralba, Jessica Ortega-Barón / Sofia Buelga)


Eva Torralba, Jessica Ortega-Barón and Sofia Buelga

The general content of this chapter focuses on the technological risks that underlie the technological era and the consequences of inappropriate use by some population groups with a low perception of the risk of their actions on the network. One of these population groups vulnerable to technological risks is children and adolescents.

The main objective of this chapter is for the reader to understand the main characteristics of cyberbullying, that cyberbullying is one of the existing technological risks, its main forms of presentation among minors, and the different roles that can be taken by the people involved in this type of behavior. In addition, the reader can learn about the impact of an inappropriate use of technologies on young people, as well as the prevalence of behavioral problems associated with it. The prevention of this phenomenon, and the recommended intervention in cases of cyberbullying already detected, will be addressed.

Cyberbullying constitutes one of the technological risks that currently has a higher prevalence among minors. Therefore, its study, prevention and treatment is one of the most important issues in the field of adolescence. Undoubtedly, cyberbullying is a serious problem widespread in all developed countries (Watts et al. 2017, Zych et al. 2016), explained, in part, by the enormous expansion and high availability of technologies (Kowalski et al. 2014).

Certainly, the society of the 21st century is considered to be the Knowledge Society, where information and...

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