Here is the research we’ve found on cyberbullying in Peru, 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: Oriol, X., Varela, J., and Miranda, R.

Year: 2021

Title: Gratitude as a Protective Factor for Cyberbullying Victims: Conditional Effects on School and Life Satisfaction

Journal: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health


Abstract: Recently, studies linking the emotion of dispositional gratitude to cyberbullying have attracted attention. However, this is still a seminal research area that requires further scientific studies. Through longitudinal data, this study aims to analyze the mitigating effect of gratitude on cybervictimization and two indicators of adolescent subjective well-being, namely school and life satisfaction. To this end, 221 adolescents attending private schools in Peru (age: mean (M) = 12.09; standard deviation (SD) = 0.89) were selected to respond to a self-administered questionnaire in two waves that were six months apart. Descriptive data show that 27% of cybervictims also suffer other types of traditional bullying. The overlaps between forms of bullying contribute to higher probabilities of experiencing low school and life satisfaction compared to non-victims after six months. The results of the moderation analysis show that experience high gratitude help students to maintain stable levels of life satisfaction regardless of the prevalence of cyberbullying after six months The results are discussed in terms of the relevance of fostering gratitude from early ages.

Authors: Martinez, J., Rodriguez-Hidalgo, A.J., and Zych, I.

Year: 2020

Title: Bullying and Cyberbullying in Adolescents from Disadvantaged Areas: Validation of Questionnaires; Prevalence Rates; and Relationship to Self-Esteem, Empathy and Social Skills

Journal: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health


Abstract: Although bullying and cyberbullying have been widely studied in diverse geographical areas, the number of studies in isolated regions, located in rainforests such as the Peruvian Amazonia, is low. Most research has been conducted in wealthy, Western countries, although disadvantaged areas are usually the most affected by various problems. Thus, the aims of this study were to validate bullying and cyberbullying measurement instruments among adolescents in the Peruvian Amazonia, to determine the prevalence rates of bullying and cyberbullying among this population, and to examine how bullying and cyberbullying relate to self-esteem, empathy, and social skills. The sample included 607 students from the region of Loreto (Peruvian Amazonia) who completed self-report questionnaires. Both questionnaires used in the sample were found to have good psychometric properties. Results showed that bullying and cyberbullying are prevalent among teenagers in the Amazonia. Low self-esteem and high affective empathy predicted bullying victimization. Being a bully was related to high assertiveness. Being a bully-victim was related to low self-esteem and low assertiveness. Cybervictims showed higher cognitive empathy. Cyberbullies showed higher affective empathy in comparison to uninvolved adolescents. Having low self-esteem and higher affective empathy were related to being a cyberbully/victim. This study provides a validated questionnaire that can be used for research and practice in the Amazonia. Based on the current results, tailored anti-bullying and anti-cyberbullying interventions with components focused on self-esteem, empathy, and social skills should be implemented in Peruvian secondary schools.

Authors: Ruiz-Maza, J. C., Sanchez-Salvatierra, J. M., & Moreno-Arteaga, C. M.

Year: 2017

Title: Cyberbullying in Peruvian schoolchildren and associated factors: analysis of a national survey.

Journal: Medwave


Abstract: Cyberbullying is the individual or collective aggression towards a victim using electronic means and it is currently a serious problem due to the expansion of social networks. Approximately between 20% and 40% of children and adolescents in developed countries have ever suffered from cyberbullying [1], which can lead to serious consequences on mental health and academic performance of those affected.

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.


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.