Journal article

Coping in the Cyberworld: Program Implementation and Evaluation - A Pilot Project

Cecilia Wing Chi, Erica Frydenberg

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2009

Abstract

As increasing numbers of adolescents become involved in online activities, many also become victims of cyberharassment. This pilot project investigates how a program teaching coping skills (Best of Coping program, BOC) and a program teaching cybersafety (Cyber Savvy Teens program, CST) can optimise adolescents' capacity to cope online. Thirty-three adolescents were divided into three groups: control, BOC and CST. Participants completed a questionnaire on cyberknowledge and habits preprogram; the Adolescent Coping scale and the Kessler Psychological Distress scale (K-10) pre- and post-program; and a program evaluation form post-program. Participants in both intervention groups demonstrated im..

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