AGGRESSION AND CYBERBULLYING OF PUPILS IN SLOVAK REPUBLIC
[AGRESIA A KYBERAGRESIA ŽIAKOV V SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKE]
The work brings and synthesizes brand new findings related to the influence of new media and child behaviour. The attention is focused on the aggressive behaviour in adolescents, which currently has an increasing tendency. Special attention is devoted to new forms of aggressive behaviour in children – cyberbullying. Understanding this socio-pathological phenomenon and its comparison with traditional forms of aggression became the object of our study. This paper studies the correlation between aggression and cyberaggression. It provides results of a research among pupils (N = 400) in Slovakia which focused on aggression and tolerance of cyberaggression. Sex-disaggregated statistical data show the same level of aggression in both boys and girls. A significant geography-related difference has been proven when studying aggressive inclination in pupils coming from different regions. A natural relationship between aggression and cyberaggression has been confirmed. Pupils displaying high levels of aggression, at the same time showed high levels of tolerance for cyberaggression. The increased rate of tolerance for cyber bullying is perceived as the consequence of not determining the rules and insufficient control over the use of the media in family environment.
aggression, cyberaggression, cyberbullying, research