Cyberbullying among young people (2016)
Client: European Parliament
This study aimed to shed light on the extent, scope and forms of cyberbullying in the EU. The key objective of the study was to provide a comprehensive overview of the legislation and policies aimed at preventing and fighting this phenomenon across the 28 EU Member States as well as on good practices in this area.
Specific objectives of the study were to:
- Illustrate the scale and nature of cyberbullying in the EU taking into account the age and gender of victims and perpetrators as well as the medium used;
- Provide an overview of the variety of definitions of cyberbullying across EU Member States and of the similarities and differences between cyberbullying and traditional bullying and cyber-aggression;
- Analyse the legal/policy measures on cyberbullying adopted at EU and international levels and delineate the EU role in this area;
- Map the relevant legal and policy framework in the 28 EU Member States;
- Identify good practices on how to prevent and combat cyberbullying in nine selected EU Member States (Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Sweden and the United Kingdom);
- Put forward recommendations for action at EU and national levels on how to prevent and tackle cyberbullying.