Cyberbullying has become one of the most pressing online risks for young people, due in part to the rapid increase in social media use, and has raised serious concerns in society. Existing studies have examined various approaches to cyberbullying detection focusing on a single piece of text, whereas relatively little is known about cyberbullying detection within a social media session. A social media session typically consists of an initial post, images/videos, a sequence of comments that involves user interactions, user information, spatial location, and other social content. By investigating cyberbullying at the level of social media sessions, researchers can draw on data that are more complex, diverse, and crucial for understanding two defining characteristics of cyberbullying, in particular: repetitive acts and power imbalance. This article thus highlights the importance of studying session-based cyberbullying detection, identifies core challenges, and serves as a resource to help direct future research efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9237088
Pages (from-to)66-72
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Internet Computing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this