Text-Bullying in New Zealand: A Mobile Twist on Traditional Bullying

  • Juliana Raskauskas
  • Jane E. Prochnow

Abstract

Unfortunately, negative peer interactions such as bullying are a common occurrence in schools across New Zealand. New Zealand students reported higher than average rates of bullying in international studies such as the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). Research within New Zealand has indicated that as many as 75% of students reported being bullied at least once a year (Adair, 1999). In addition to bullying in schools, students today may also face bullying through personal technologies such as mobile phones. This article discusses the nature and prevalence of text-message bullying through emerging research involving secondary school students in New Zealand.

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Author Biographies

Juliana Raskauskas
Jane E. Prochnow
Published
2006-07-01
How to Cite
RASKAUSKAS, Juliana; PROCHNOW, Jane E.. Text-Bullying in New Zealand: A Mobile Twist on Traditional Bullying. The New Zealand Annual Review of Education, [S.l.], n. 16, july 2006. ISSN 1178-3311. Available at: <https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/nzaroe/article/view/1513>. Date accessed: 28 oct. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.26686/nzaroe.v0i16.1513.

Keywords

Sociology of Education and Social Work