Preventing cyberbullying towards LGBTQ+ groups: A restorative justice approach for youth workers in UK, Spain, Malta and Italy

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To cite: Gavrielides, T. (2022). Preventing cyberbullying  towards LGBTQ+ groups: A restorative justice approach for youth workers in UK, Spain, Malta and Italy, London: RJ4All Publications, ISBN  978-1-911634-71-3.

Authors: The SIAC Partnership

Editor: Dr. Theo Gavrielides



Cyberbullying of vulnerable young people is a reality and an increasing concern locally and internationally. Unlike standard-bullying that is more common at school, it can continue throughout the day through SMS, and apps, in social media, forums, or gaming where people can view, participate in, or share content. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or damaging content about someone else. There is evidence that LGBTI+ groups are disproportionately affected by cyberbullying.  The heavy reliance on the internet during the Covid-19 pandemic highlights the need for an urgent response that will enable both young people and youth workers to deal well with cyberbullying.

The ebook has been developed as part of the Erasmus+ funded project Safe Internet Against Cyberbullying” (SIAC) coordinated by the Restorative Justice for All International Institute and delivered in partnership with Eurosud, Kairos Europe, Inercia Digital and Vismednet.

This e-book presents the results from in the UK, Malta, Spain and Italy. It highlights the significance of the issue as well as the gaps in addressing it. The ebook includes chapters written in national languages.

Co-funded by Erasmus+ Grant Agreement N: 2020-2-UK01-KA205-079438 and coordinated by Dr. Theo Gavrielides

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