May 27, 2022

Research Paper: “#Cyberbullying in the Digital Age: People’s Perspective and Information Sharing Behavior on Twitter” (Preprint)

The paper (preprint) linked below has been submitted to the ASIS&T Conference 2019.


#Cyberbullying in the Digital Age: People’s Perspective and Information Sharing Behavior on Twitter


Iman Tahamtan
University of Tennessee

Li-Min Huang
University of Tennessee


via arXiv


Few studies have used social networking sites to understand people’s perspectives on cyberbullying. The current study investigated people’s insights and information sharing behavior about cyberbullying through the text mining of tweets. English language tweets were collected and analyzed in RStudio.

Findings indicated that people shared quite a lot of informative information on Twitter such as online articles about how to deal with the different aspects of cyberbullying. Analyzing cyberbullying tweets revealed some of the major actions that needed to be taken into consideration (e.g., educating parents and teachers about cyberbullying), as well as some certain events (e.g., the Michigan cyberbullying law) that had drawn people’s attention.

Parents, and teachers seem to be having an important role in educating, informing, warning, preventing, and protecting cyberbullying behaviors. Strong correlation was found among girl, photo and shared, which may represent that girls are more likely to experience appearance-related cyberbullying than boys.

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