• Question: What makes us think thar we can hide behind a screen during acts like cyber-bullying despite these acts occurring between peers at schools?

    Asked by 998chdp26 to Sarah on 13 Nov 2018.
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      Sarah Hodge answered on 13 Nov 2018:

      Interesting Question – There is an effect called the disinhibition effect, where people feel less constrained online and would do things they wouldn’t normally do in real life. Also it is very easy to act online compare to real-life for example telling someone to their face is more difficult than online. I think that technology has enabled more of some bullying behaviours and really tells us about the nature of bullying.