A Study on the Differences in Perspectives of Cyber-Bullying Between Korea and Japan


South Korea and Japan are the top IT powerhouses in East Asia. Teenagers are taking lessons and forming social relationships such as peer relations through the Internet. Accordingly, cyberbullying by teenagers is increasing and this is a serious social problem. In this study, we focused on cyberbullying by teenagers, which commonly experience of Japan and South Korea, and we analyzed the differences in perspectives of definitions, causes, and others. We searched studies written since 2010(69 in South Korea and 33 in Japan), used keywords ‘cyberbullying’ and ‘net Ijime’. In results, Studies of Japan defined cyberbullying as verbal violence (smearing and slandering) using computers and mobile phones, leaking of false and personal information, and excluding someone from the group. South Korea added insulting activities, intentionality and repeating to Japan's definition. Looking at the causes of the cyberbullying, Japan and South Korea acknowledging that there are personal, relational, and social factors, but there were some differences in specific contents. Studies of Japan are focusing on the role of parents, the bystanders in the classroom, the ‘Ijime’ culture, and climate of accepting ostracism as main causes. Meanwhile, Studies of South Korea are discussing the impact of social networks such as parents' negative parenting attitudes and peer groups strongly. By increasing opportunities for South Korean and Japanese researchers to exchange cyberbullying research results and communicate about methods, it is expected that the damage of cyberbullying of teenagers in both countries can be reduced and healthy culture and growth of Internet can be promoted.

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Yoo Kyung Son, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
Hwajo Lee, Ewha Womans University, South Korea

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Conference: ACEID2023
Stream: Educational Research

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To cite this article:
Son Y., & Lee H. (2023) A Study on the Differences in Perspectives of Cyber-Bullying Between Korea and Japan ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2023 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-101X.2023.59
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-101X.2023.59

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