With the increased use of mobile technologies and permanent online access more children have become involved in cyberbullying as victims, perpetrators and/or bystanders. Research at national level shows that cyberbullying tends to be perceived as an alarming and growing phenomenon (Report from European Parliament: Cyberbullying among young people, 2016). The ACBC.com project will tackle this issue and prevent young people from potential social exclusion. The project will introduce young people to the phenomenon of cyberbullying and raise awareness about the related impact and consequences.
For young people today, going online to connect and interact with others is a natural and integral part of daily life. From the moment they are logged-in, Internet is no longer perceived as a tool but rather an extension of their social lifes and public entities. With new technologies, new risks emerge and cyberbullying apears in diferent forms such as mockery, insults, threats, and others.