Here is the research we’ve found on cyberbullying in India, with the most recent first. Please email us if you have any articles to add with the details ordered in the same format as the others.

Authors: Sharma, D., Kishore, J., Sharma, N., Duggal, M.
Year: 2017

Title: Aggression in schools: Cyberbullying and gender issues

Journal: Asian Journal of Psychiatry


Abstract: Due to increasing internet and mobile penetration, children in India are at risk of cyberbullying. A survey of 174 middle graders in Delhi showed that, of total, 8% indulged in cyberbullying and 17% reported being victimized by such acts. However, prevalence of in-person bullying, fighting and victimization by either was 16%, 12% and 17% respectively. Males were more likely to bully and fight in-person than females. They were also more likely to be victims of both online and offline aggression. Interwoven modes of bullying along with safe use of technology need to be understood.

Citation: Sharma, D., Kishore, J., Sharma, N., & Duggal, M. (2017). Aggression in schools: Cyberbullying and gender issues. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 29, 142–145. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2017.05.018

Authors: D’cruz, P., & Noronha, E

Year: 2014

Title: The interface between technology and customer cyberbullying: Evidence from India

Journal: Information and Organization


Abstract: Drawing on a phenomenological inquiry of the subjective work experiences of Indian call agents employed in international-facing call centres, this paper highlights the interface between information and communication technologies and devices and employee experiences of customer cyberbullying. Providing holistic and contextualized insights into the genesis, course and outcome of customer cyberbullying, the paper shows that whereas the absence of visual cues does not impede employees’ accurate interpretation of their negative experiences, it exacerbates customers’ misbehaviour since the latter feel dissociated from and cannot see the impact of their actions on employees. While the technology-linked pace of work affects employee coping with customer cyberbullying, the maintenance of records and archives brings in concreteness and permanence through which retaliation is ruled out but reviewing the interaction for purposes of learning and even redressal is possible.

Citation: D’cruz, P., & Noronha, E. (2014). The interface between technology and customer cyberbullying: Evidence from India. Information and Organization, 24(3), 176-193.

Author(s): Wright, M. F., Kamble, S. V., & Soudi, S. P.

Year: 2015

Title: Indian adolescents’ cyber aggression involvement and cultural values: The moderation of peer attachment.

Journal: School Psychology International


Abstract: Although research on cyberbullying and cyber aggression is growing, little attention has been given to examinations of these behaviors among adolescents in Asian countries, particularly in India. The present study examined the relationships among cyber aggression involvement and cultural values (i.e. individualism, collectivism), along with peer attachment as a moderator in these associations, while controlling for gender and face-to-face aggression involvement. Participants were 480 adolescents (ages 13- to 15-years-old) from India. Findings revealed that individualism and collectivism were related positively to peer attachment. In addition, individualism was associated positively with cyber aggression perpetration and cyber victimization, whereas these relationships were negative for collectivism. Peer attachment was related negatively to cyber aggression involvement. At lower levels of peer attachment, the association between cyber aggression perpetration and individualism was stronger. In contrast, the relationships between cyber aggression involvement (i.e. perpetration, victimization) and collectivism were more negative at higher levels of peer attachment. These results are discussed in the context of cultural values and peer attachment, and recommendations are given for future research and for school personnel in India.

Citation: Wright, M. F., Kamble, S. V., & Soudi, S. P. (2015). Indian adolescents’ cyber aggression involvement and cultural values: The moderation of peer attachment. School Psychology International, 36(4), 410-427.

Authors: Lalita Minocha, Shreyas Minocha

Year :2017

Title: Prevention of Cyberstalking – Safety of teenagers over Internet as a medium – A study


Abstract: “Prevention is better than cure” not only for health measures, but also for being alert when it comes to safety, offline as well as online. As per the NCRB report (2014, chapter 18) the number of cases reported under cyber crime was 9622 as compared to 5693 in 2013. This indicates a significant 69.0% increase over the previous year. Further, Cyber crime is a category of crime, which seems to be affecting a wide spread of ages including teenagers, which is alarming. Children get exposed to Internet at a young age due to educational requirement, self interest or due to peer/social pressure. How aware are they of Do’s and Don’ts of cyberspace? Exploitation of children in cyberspace can create havoc on the victim’s mind, and can lead to disastrous consequences as in the case of Amanda Todd, a 15-year-old Canadian girl, whose suicide caused lots of shock waves in the minds of masses. A survey was conducted to assess cyber alertness of the audience. Survey results of a sample group where over 93% were teenagers are being published herewith. It was concluded that though the target audience indicated that their safety on the net being very important to them and over 97% of the segment had sufficient or more knowledge of technology, but a significant number of them were doing things in the cyber space, which are not advisable from the perspective of cyber safety.


Citation: Blashill, Aaron J.; Wilhelm, Sabine (2014) Body Image Distortions, Weight, and Depression in Adolescent Boys: Longitudinal Trajectories into Adulthood. Psychology of Men & Masculinity.; 15(4):445-451. 2014