Cyber bullying at schools

Period October 2012 to September 2015
Conductor Prof. Dr. Thorsten Quandt
Dr. Ruth Festl
Institution Department of Communication
Funding Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Tags Cyber Bullying, Reception Research, Methods of Communication Science


The project aims to analyze the phenomenon of cyberbullying, especially looking at its influencing factors, its patterns and its effects on adolescents. Following a multi-level approach, not only the personal level but also structural and systematical factors will be considered. In a longitudinal perspective, dynamics of the cyberbullying process will be analyzed.


Research will be conducted using a holistic, 3-wave panel survey of students and teachers integrating different types of schools. In addition to ego-centered variables the panel-design will include the reconstruction of social structures at schools applying social network analysis.
The project is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for 36 months.