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Netta Iivari, Leena Ventä-Olkkonen, Sumita Sharma, Tonja Molin-Juustila, and Essi Kinnunen. 2021. CHI Against Bullying: Taking Stock of the Past and Envisioning the Future. In Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '21). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 357, 1–17. DOI:

CHI against bullying : taking stock of the past and envisioning the future

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Author: Iivari, Netta1; Ventä-Olkkonen, Leena1; Sharma, Sumita1;
Organizations: 1INTERACT Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-05-21


Bullying is a challenge concerning us all, and particularly our children. This has already been acknowledged by CHI, among others. Despite the interest, there is a lack of comprehensive understanding of the state of the art — a critical review is needed, addressing bullying in the lives of children, in the context of and/or by the means of design and technology, covering CHI as well as related computing fields, being inspired by the strong body of knowledge within human sciences. We report on a comprehensive literature review on the topic, with the aim to understand what and how has been done so far to handle this troublesome and widespread phenomenon as well as to indicate how to move the field forward. We report how the topic has been examined and with what kind of means tackled, revealing interesting underlying assumptions about design, technology and human agency.

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ISBN Print: 978-1-4503-8096-6
Article number: 357
DOI: 10.1145/3411764.3445282
Host publication: Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Conference: ACM SigChi Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: This study was funded by Academy of Finland (Grant #324685, Make-a-Diference project). This research is connected to the GenZproject, a strategic profling project in human sciences at the University of Oulu, supported by the Academy of Finland (Grant #318930) and the University of Oulu.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 324685
Detailed Information: 324685 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
318930 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © 2021 Copyright held by the owner/author(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs International 4.0 License.