Cyber-racism in schools

Caltabiano, Nerina J., and Torre, Stephen V. (2013) Cyber-racism in schools. In: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Racisms in the New World Order: realities of culture, colour and identity. pp. 30-39. From: Third International Conference on Racisms in the New World Order: realities of culture, colour and identity, 29-31 August 2012, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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Racist violence in schools is on the documented increase worldwide. This paper will make the argument that the nature of and motivations for such attacks are changing as a function of the new electronic communication technologies available to students. The prevalence in school communities is thought to be under-represented due to the under-reporting of incidents to authorities. Victims may belong to visible minorities, new migrants, or refugees. Precursors to incidents of racist violence include physical appearance, languages spoken, and learned discriminatory attitudes from within the family and community at large. Combining these variables with the multimedia inter-personal and inter-group communication technologies available to young people, the scene is set for the prevalence of racial vilification to escalate within our school settings.

Item ID: 30071
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-9875922-6-2
Keywords: cyber-racism, cyberbullying, racist violence, schools, electronic communication technologies
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This conference proceeding is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence. You are free to copy, communicate and adapt this work, so long as you attribute James Cook University [The Cairns Institute] and the authors.

Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2013 05:47
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology @ 80%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies @ 20%
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