Pandora's Box in the Cyberworld:

Cyberbullying among Young People

Updated: 3:44pm, 30 Nov, 2022
Start Date/Time:
20 June 2018, 12:45pm
End Date/Time:
20 July 2018, 2:00pm
RMS 101, Runme Shaw Building, The University of Hong Kong
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Cyberbullying has emerged as a new form of bullying globally. This seminar presents the findings of a study which compares the nature and pattern of cyber-bullying among adolescents in Hong Kong, Macao, Guangzhou, Taipei and Singapore. A total of 4,151 adolescents were interviewed to collect information about their cyberbullying experience and help-seeking pattern.

About the speaker(s):

Wan Lap Man( 溫立文) is a Senior Social Worker specializing in youth delinquency in Hong Kong. He has been in his current position as Supervisor (Youth at risk services) in the Hong Kong Playground Association. He leads four teams of social worker serving hundreds of youth-at-risk from daytime to midnight, from the street corner to the cyberworld. He is also a Professional Social Work Consultant for Macau Social Work Bureau and Guangzhou Youth Palace in the development of their lo cal service for youth-at-risk.

Dr. Wan received his EdD (Bristol), M.Soc.Sci (HKU) and B.S.W (HKU) from Universities in UK and Hong Kong. He has been working with youth-at-risk for more than 20 years, and has studied and written extensively on the trends and developments of young people in Hong Kong. Mr. Wan was recognised for his contributions to the Social Work profession and was awarded the 22nd Hong Kong Outstanding Social Worker Award. He serves the Hong Kong Social Workers’ General Union as the Director of Training and Research and on the Hong Kong Social Worker Registration Board as a Committee Member on Professional Conduct. Mr. Wan is currently also an Assessment Panel Member for Qualification Assessment and Registration. Since 2000, Dr Wan has been a voluntary course coordinator and trainer for HKSWGU’s induction course for Outreach Social Workers.

Dr. Wan’s current research includes studies of Internet addiction, Cyber bullying, Drug Abuse in Macau, and Integration of sport and social work in youth development.

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