Social Norms in Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Sexual Harassment

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 1: Promoting Safe and Positive Schools

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. identify bullying prevention and intervention strategies that address social norms.
  2. understand the impact of bullying, cyberbullying, and sexual harassment in high school.
  3. know how social norms impact student behavior.

Description

The association between personal and perceived peer norms of bullying, cyberbullying, and sexual harassment were explored in a sample of 241 high school students via self-report. Youth reported that they viewed bullying and sexual harassment more negatively than their peers. Additionally, personal attitudes about bullying were significantly and negatively related to sexual harassment and cyberbullying perpetration, but were positively related to bullying perpetration. Perceived peer attitudes were significantly and negatively related to sexual harassment perpetration.

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Presenter(s)

Lyndsay N. Jenkins, Florida State University
Amanda B. Nickerson, SUNY University at Buffalo
Margaret E. Manges, SUNY University at Buffalo
Gina M. Bellavia, SUNY University at Buffalo

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