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E-Bullying Scale (E-BS)

The E-Bullying Scale (E-BS) Scale is a 6-item self-reported measure to assess cyber bullying among adolescents. Respondents were asked if they initiated any form of cyber bullying through specific types of communication received via emails, texting, short messaging and social media websites. Items are grouped into 2 sub-scales: Mild E-bullying and Serious E-bullying.

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Geographies Tested: China

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents

Items:

Mild E-bullying
1. How many times did you tease someone using emails, texting, short messages, on a website such as Renren*, etc.?
2. How many times did you call someone bad name using emails, texting, short messages, on a website such as Renren, etc.?
3. How many times did you say mean things about someone using emails, texting, short messages, on a website such as Renren, etc.?

Serious E-Bullying
4. How many times did you say you are going to hithurt someone using emails, texting, short messages, on a website such as Renren, etc.?
5. How many times did you threaten someone using emails, texting, short messages, on a website such as Renren, etc.?
6. How many times did you make up something about someone to make others not like himher anymore using emails, texting, short messages, on a website such as Renren, etc.?

*Renren is a website commonly used by Chinese young people as a social-networking service.

Response Options:
A rating from 0 to 6 corresponding to a range of 0 times to 6 times or more

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Original Citation

Lam, L. T., & Li, Y. (2013). The validation of the E-Victimisation Scale (E-VS) and the E-Bullying Scale (E-BS) for adolescents. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(1), 3-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2012.06.021

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