Cyberbullying in the Experience of Russian Teenagers



Aggressive behavior in the Internet becomes more common among teenagers in Russia and abroad. Cyberbullying is one of the most new and dangerous risks faced by modern teenagers in terms of consequences. The article analyzes the experience of Russian teenagers ' meetings with episodes of harassment on the Internet as an aggressor, victim or witness: the frequency of such meetings, emotional and behavioral responses to them, age and gender differences, moral assessment. This study provides an opportunity to develop measures to prevent and prevent cyberbullying in the framework of psychological and pedagogical work based on empirical data collected in the Russian-language sample, which is extremely important for the effectiveness of the developed programs. Research and applied prospects of work in the sphere of Internet security of teenagers, in particular, raising their awareness and formation of their responsible user position are discussed.

General Information

Keywords: cyberbullying, bullying, teenager, Internet, online risks, aggression.

Journal rubric: Legal Psychology of Childhood

Article type: scientific article


Funding. The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project no. 19-013-00941.

For citation: Khlomov K.D., Davydov D., Bochaver A.A. Cyberbullying in the Experience of Russian Teenagers [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2019. Vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 276–295. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2019090219. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Kirill D. Khlomov, PhD in Psychology, Head of the Psychological Service, Senior Researcher, Cognitive Research Laboratory, Faculty of Psychology, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Denis Davydov, PhD in Psychology, Head of the Laboratory of adolescent socialization, Moscow city Psychological & Pedagogical Centre, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Alexandra A. Bochaver, PhD in Psychology, Researcher, Center for Modern Childhood Studies, Institute of Education, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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