Cyberbullying on social networking sites: A literature review and future research directions

Chan, Tommy, Cheung, Christy M.K. and Lee, Zach W.Y. (2021) Cyberbullying on social networking sites: A literature review and future research directions. Information & Management, 58 (2). p. 103411. ISSN 0378-7206

1-s2.0-S0378720620303499-main.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.

Download (1MB) | Preview
Official URL:


Cyberbullying on social networking sites is an emerging societal issue that has drawn significant scholarly attention. The purpose of this study is to consolidate the existing knowledge through a literature review and analysis. We first discuss the nature, research patterns, and theoretical foundations. We then develop an integrative framework based on social cognitive theory to synthesize what is known and identify what remains to be learned, with a focus on the triadic reciprocal relationships between perpetrators, victims, and bystanders. We discuss the key findings and highlight opportunities for future research. We conclude this paper by noting research contributions and limitations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cyberbullying, Integrative framework, Literature review, SNS bullying, Social cognitive theory, Social networking sites
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2021 11:34
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 14:19

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics