Trust in Google - A Textual Analysis of News Articles About Cyberbullying

Juergen Stegmair, Victor R. Prybutok
Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline  •  Volume 25  •  2022  •  pp. 045-063

Cyberbullying (CB) is an ongoing phenomenon that affects youth in negative ways. Using online news articles to provide information to schools can help with the development of comprehensive cyberbullying prevention campaigns, and in restoring faith in news reporting. The inclusion of online news also allows for increased awareness of cybersafety issues for youth.

CB is an inherent problem of information delivery and security. Textual analysis provides input into prevention and training efforts to combat the issue.

Text extraction and text analysis methods of term and concept extraction; text link analysis and sentiment analysis are performed on a body of news articles.

News articles are determined to be a major source of information for comprehensive cyberbullying prevention campaigns.

Online news articles are relatively neutral in their sentiment; terms and topic extraction provide fertile ground for information presentation and context.

Researchers should seek support for research projects that extract timely information from online news articles.

Refinement of the terms and topics analytic model, as well as a system development approach for information extraction of online CB news.

cyberbullying, educational leadership, text analytics
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