Factors Related to Cyber Bullying among High School Students in Hanoi, Vietnam

Duc Tran1, Raghda Shukri1*, Diep Do2
1Department of Nursing, Tokyo Human Health Sciences University Vietnam. Hanoi, Vietnam.2Ministry of Health, Department of Disease Management, Hanoi, Vietnam
*Corresponding Author Email Address: [email protected]

Objective: To explore the factors related to cyber bullying among school students in Hanoi, Vietnam. Subjects and Methods: An analytical cross-sectional exploratory study was conducted on a cluster sample consisted of 406 students in the three grades of 10th, 11th and 12th at Chuong My A High School in Hanoi, Vietnam. Data was collected using a standard questionnaire developed by Jing Wang in 2009 and standardized to the Vietnamese culture by Nguyen Thi Thu Trang in 2014. The questionnaire contained items measured the cyber bullying factors for the cyberbullies and for the cyber victims. Human rights issue was taken into consideration for the sensitivity of the issue.  Results: Findings showed that 12.6 % of students were involved in cyber bullying, 10.1% of the students were cyber victims and 4.2 % were both cyber victims and cyber bullies. Factors related to cyber bullying were gender, close friends who have been involved in violence, injured and have been in suicidal attempts. Factors related to the cyber victims were students disciplined to violence, grade level, smoking history and frequency of family violence, P < 0.05. Conclusion: It was concluded that cyberbullying is common in the Chuong My A High School in Hanoi. Explored related factors are to be taken in consideration by school administrator, school teachers and students’ family members. Authors recommend strengthening the coordination between families and schools for the purpose of violence prevention in general and cyber bullying in schools in particular.

Keywords: Bullying, Cyber bullying, Violence, Cyber victims, Electronic Violence, High School Students, Vietnam

Citation: Tran D, Shukri R, Do D. Factors Related to Cyber Bullying among High School Students in Hanoi, Vietnam. Canad J Clin Nutr 2018; 6 (1): 107-122.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14206/canad.j.clin.nutr.2018.01.07