Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Education




Dr. Peter G. Jaffe


The present study was conducted to investigate the grade and gender differences in cyberbullying in students from grades four through eight. It was predicted that females would experience cyberbullying and engage in cyberbullying more often than their male counterparts. It was also predicted that as the students progressed from grade four through to grade eight, the frequency of cyberbullying would increase. Data from a previous study in a large Southwestern Ontario school board was analyzed to investigate these hypotheses. Results indicated that cyberbullying was more frequent for female students than male students and also for the older students compared to the younger students. The results are discussed in terms of the relevance to previous findings. Implications for prevention programs in schools and suggestions for future research are discussed.



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