IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


VIRTUAL EVENT: How the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted school bullying and cyberbullying

05 May 2021, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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In this webinar, Joshua Goodman will discuss new facts about the prevalence and mechanisms behind school bullying and cyberbullying.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Francesca Foliano

Bullying has tremendous social costs. In any given year, one-fifth of US high schoolers report being bullied at school. 

In this event, Joshua will explore research that looks into new facts about the prevalence and mechanisms behind school bullying and cyberbullying. The project used publicly available Google Trends online search data. 

The findings may provide insight into how schools can reduce bullying in a post-pandemic world.

This webinar is co-organised by Quantitative Social Science (QSS) and the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the UCL Institute of Education. The event is part of the weekly QSS seminar series.

QSS seminar series

In this weekly Quantitative Social Science (QSS) seminar series, speakers present research that falls under the broad umbrella of quantitative social science.


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About the Speaker

Joshua Goodman

Associate Professor of Education and Economics at Boston University

Joshua works largely on the economics of education. His research focuses on quasi-experimental estimation of the impacts of educational interventions, particularly with respect to postsecondary and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. 

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