Cyberharassment

Summary

I am interested in users’ deviant behaviors in the online environment. Since 2015, I have been developing projects to investigate the nature of deviant online behaviors and the prevention and intervention approaches. There are three main streams of research.

  • The underlying natures and participant roles of online harassment on social media
  • The prevention and intervention strategies of online harassment 
  • Collective cyberharassment (cybermobbing)

Grants

  • Cybermobbing on Social Media: The Role of Technology in Formation, Prevention, and Intervention of Online Collective Deviant Behavior, Senior Research Fellowship Scheme SRFS2021-2H03, 2021-2025, University Grant Council, HKSAR (Co-Investigators: Dr. Marten Risius, Prof. Xiao-Liang Shen, and Prof. Jason Thatcher)
  • Preventing Online Harassment on Social Media through Reflective System Designs: A Self-Awareness Perspective, General Research Fund 2021-23, University Grant Council, HKSAR (Co-Investigators: Dr. Tommy Chan, Dr. Zach Lee, and Prof. Jason Thatcher)
  • An Empirical Examination of Bystanders’ Joining-In Behavior to Cyberbullying on Social Networking Sites: A Moral Disengagement Perspective, General Research Fund 2016-18, University Grant Council, HKSAR (Co-Investigators: Prof. Izak Benbasat, Prof. Matthew Lee, and Dr. Bo Xiao)
  • A Study of Online Disinhibition: Conceptualization, Measurement, and Relation to Aggressive Behaviors, Faculty Research Grant 2016-17, HKBU 
  • Combating Online Abuse: What Drives People to Use Online Reporting Functions on Social Networking Sites, Faculty Research Grant 2015-16, HKBU

Publications

  • Wong, R.Y.M., Cheung, C.M.K., Xiao, B., and Thatcher, J., (In Press), “Standing Up or Standing By: Understanding Bystanders’ Proactive Reporting Responses to Social Media Harassment”, Information Systems Research.
  • Chan, T.K.H., Cheung, C.M.K., and Lee, Z.W.Y., (In Press),  Cyberbullying on Social Networking Sites: A Literature Review and Future Research Directions, Information & Management.
  • Cheung, C.M.K., Wong, R.Y.M., and Chan, T.Y.H., (In Press), “Online Disinhibition: Conceptualization, Measurement, and Implications for Online Deviant Behavior”, Industrial Management & Data Systems
  • Chan, T.K.H., Cheung, C.M.K., and Wong, R.Y.M (2019), Cyberbullying on Social Networking Sites: The Crime Opportunity and Affordance Perspectives, Journal of Management Information Systems, 36(2), 574-609
  • Wong, R.Y.M., Cheung, C.M.K., and Xiao, B. (2018), Does Gender Matter in Cyberbullying Perpetration? An Empirical Investigation, Computers in Human Behavior, 79, 247-257.

Conference Proceedings

  • Cheung, C.M.K., Wong, R.Y.M., and Chan, T.K.H., (December 2016) “Online Disinhibition: Conceptualization, Measurement, and Relation to Aggressive Behaviors”, in Proceedings of International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Dubin, Ireland.
  • Wong, R.Y.M., Cheung, C.M.K., and Xiao, B., (June 2016) “Understanding Users’ Willingness to Report Online Harassment on Social Networking Sites: The Role of Efficacy”, in Proceedings of Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Chiayi, Taiwan
  • Wong, R.Y.M., Cheung, C.M.K., and Xiao, B., (January 2016), “Combating Online Abuse: What Drives People to Use Online Reporting Functions in Social Networking Sites”, in Proceedings of Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Kauai, Hawaii, USA.
  • Xiao, B., Chan, T.K.H., Cheung, C.M.K., and Wong, R.Y.M., (June 2016) “An Investigation into Cyberbullying Perpetration: A Routine Activity Perspective”, in Proceedings of Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Chiayi, Taiwan
  • Wong, R.Y.M., Cheung, C.M.K., and Xiao, B., (September 2015), “Fighting Online Abuse: Understanding User Acceptance of Online Reporting Functions of Social Networking Sites”, in Proceedings of 2015 International Conference on e-Commerce e-Administration, e-Society, e-Education, and e-Technology (e-CASE & e-Tech), Kyoto, Japan. *Distinguished Paper Award*
  • Wong, R.Y.M., Cheung, C.M.K., Xiao, B., and Chan, T.K.H., (July 2015), “The Instigating, Impelling, and Inhibiting Forces in Cyberbullying Perpetration across Gender”, in Proceedings of 2015 Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Singapore.