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IJSSH 2023 Vol.13(4): 230-236
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2023.V13.1150

What Can Parents Do with Cyberbullying Among Adolescents?

Lingfei Cao

Abstract—In recent years, cyberbullying, as a new form of bullying, has become more prevalent among adolescents who were born in the digital era. What helps prevent adolescents from participating and/or being victimized in cyberbullying is becoming a popular topic. Although past literature on traditional bullying has mostly focused on the effective intervention strategies taken by schoolteachers, educators, and peers, we cannot ignore the role parents are playing in preventing cyberbullying among adolescents, which appears to happen more often at home or out of school. The current study reviewed a great number of papers that emphasize effective parental intervention as a protective factor for cyberbullying in adolescents. According to our review, the main influential factors are family environment, parental control, and parental knowledge. In conclusion, our review suggested building better parent-child relationships and communication, adapting autonomy-supportive parental control strategy, and as well as advancing parents’ knowledge of internet use led to effective parental intervention and protection in adolescents’ cyberbullying.

Index Terms—Parental role, cyberbullying, adolescents

Parental role, cyberbullying, adolescents


Cite: Lingfei Cao, "What Can Parents Do with Cyberbullying Among Adolescents?," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 230-236, 2023.

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