Giulia Perasso, Gruppo Regionale HBSC Lombardia 2014, Lavinia Barone

Factors associated with girls cyber-victimization. A study on Health Behaviour in School- Aged Children data from Lombardy

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Keywords: Cybervictimization, girls, adolescence, bullying, weight.

During adolescence girls are more cybervictimized than boys. The present study aims at investigating the risk-factors for cybervictimization among girls participating at Health Beahviour in School Aged Children protocol (HBSC, 2014) (N = 1535, mean age = 13.74). Psychological and physical symptoms’ frequency, being victim of bullying, Social Networks’ use frequency, type of connection via smartphone, and perceived weight resulted positively related to cybervictimization. On the other hand, a negative association between actual weight and cyber-victimization emerged. Implications for preventative strategies and intervention will be discussed.

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