Here is the research we’ve found on cyberbullying in Mexico, 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: Pozaz Rivera, J., Morales Reynoso, T., & Martinez-Vilchis, R.

Year: 2018

Title: Efectos de un programa de ciberconvivencia en la prevención del cyberbullying. (Spanish)

Journal: Psychology, Society & Education

URL: DOI: 10.25115/psye.v10i2.1953

Abstract: With the use of virtual environments as means of socialization, problems such as bullying have been transferred to cyberspace. Although cyberbullying is a current problem within educational institutions, there are few proposals for programs that seek to enable children to learn to use and coexist in an adequate way in virtual environments. The objective of this research is that students show an appropriate behavior in the interpersonal relationships they have in virtual environments through the implementation of a program based on cyber-survival, and with it, a decrease in cyberbullying. The evaluation of the effectiveness of this program was carried out by means of a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design, with a control group without exposure to the program (N = 44) and an experimental group with exposure (N = 44) Of high school with ages between 15 and 18 years. Among the results obtained, we highlight the decrease in victimization and justification of cyberbullying in the experimental group and remaining in the control group.

Citation: Pozaz Rivera, J., Morales Reynoso, T., & Martinez-Vilchis, R.. (2018). Efectos de un programa de ciberconvivencia en la prevención del cyberbullying. (Spanish). Psychology, Society & Education, 10(2), 239.


Authors: Di Capua, M., Di Nardo, E., & Petrosino, A

Year: 2016

Title: Unsupervised cyberbullying detection in social networks.

Journal: 23rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Pattern Recognition
URL: 10.1109/ICPR.2016.7899672

Abstract: Modern young people (“digital natives”) have grown in an era dominated by new technologies where communications are pushed to quite a real-time level, and pose no limits in establishing relationships with other people or communities. However, the speed of evolution does not allow young people to split consciously acceptable behaviors from potentially harmful ones and a new phenomenon known as cyber bullying is emerging with increasing evidence, attracting the attention of educators, and media. Cyber bullying is defined as “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of electronic devices” [1]. In this paper we propose a possible solution for automatic detection of bully traces over a social network, using techniques derived from NLP (Natural Language Processing) and machine learning. Specifically, we shall design a model inspired by Growing Hierarchical SOMs, able to cluster efficient documents containing bully traces, built upon semantic and syntactic features of textual sentences. We fine-tuned our model to work with the social network Twitter, but we also tested the model against other social networks such as YouTube and Formspring. Finally, we report our results, showing that the proposed unsupervised approach could be effectively used with good performances in some scenarios.

Citation: Di Capua, M., Di Nardo, E., & Petrosino, A. (2016). Unsupervised cyberbullying detection in social networks. 2016 23rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2016 23rd International Conference On, 432–437.


Authors: Del Río Pérez, Jorge; Bringué, Xavier; Sádaba, Charo; González González, Diana.

Year: 2009

Title: Cyberbullying: un análisis comparativo en estudiantes de Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, México, Perú y Venezuela. En: Generació digital: oportunitats i riscos dels públics

Journal: La transformació dels usos comunicatius. V Congrés Internacional Comunicació i Realitat.

URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10171/17800

Abstract: This study explores the issue of cyberbullying from a cross-cultural perspective. The focus is on the examination of the extent of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, México, Peru, Venezuela tweens and adolescents’ experiences of cyberbullying. A survey study of 21.000 students from 10 to 18 years. In this paper, “cyberbullying” refers to bullying via electronic communication tools: mobile phone/video/picture/text message, Internet/gaming/instant messaging.

Citation: Del Río Pérez, Jorge; Bringué, Xavier; Sádaba, Charo; González González, Diana. Cyberbullying: un análisis comparativo en estudiantes de Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, México, Perú y Venezuela. En: Generació digital: oportunitats i riscos dels públics. La transformació dels usos comunicatius. V Congrés Internacional Comunicació i Realitat.


Author(s): Gámez-Guadix, M., Villa-George, F., & Calvete, E.

Year: 2014

Title: Psychometric properties of the Cyberbullying Questionnaire (CBQ) among Mexican adolescents.

Journal: Violence and victims

URL: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/springer/vav/2014/00000029/00000002/art00003

Abstract: The first objective of this study was to analyze the psychometric properties of the Cyberbullying Questionnaire (CBQ), an instrument for measuring the perpetration and victimization of bullying via new technologies for adolescents. The second objective was to analyze gender differences in the prevalence of cyberbullying. The study sample consisted of 1,491 Mexican adolescents (52.4% male and 47.6% female) with a mean age of 14.51 years (SD = 1.57, range = 12-18). A confirmatory factor analysis of the CBQ indicated a good fit of a model consisting of two factors designated as “perpetration” and “victimization.” The internal consistencies for these subscales were adequate. Furthermore, multiple-group-covariance-structure analysis with the Mexican and a Spanish sample (N = 1008; 55.7% girls; mean age = 15.23 years, SD = 1.4) indicated equivalence of the factor structure of the CBQ across samples. An analysis of the relationship between the CBQ and other variables-such as the justification of cyberbullying, impulsivity, and depression-provided additional data supporting the construct validity of the instrument. Regarding gender differences in the prevalence of CB, perpetration was significantly higher for males than for females, whereas no differences were found for victimization. Finally, we discuss the contributions of this work to the field of study.

Citation: Gámez-Guadix, M., Villa-George, F., & Calvete, E. (2014). Psychometric properties of the Cyberbullying Questionnaire (CBQ) among Mexican adolescents. Violence and victims, 29(2), 232-247.