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  • Bastiaensens Sara, Vandebosch Heidi, Poels Karolien, Van Cleemput Katrien, DeSmet Ann, De Bourdeaudhuij Ilse. Cyberbullying on social network sites : an experimental study into bystanders’ behavioral intentions to help the victim or reinforce the bully. Computers in human behavior-issn 0747-5632-310747-5632-31(2014),p. 259-271. http://hdl.handle.net/10067/1114840151162165141
  • DeSmet Ann, Veldeman Charlene, Poels Karolien, Bastiaensens Sara, Van Cleemput Katrien, Vandebosch Heidi, De Bourdeaudhuij Ilse. Determinants of self-reported bystander behavior in cyberbullying incidents amongst adolescents. Cyberpsychology, behavior, and social networking-issn 2152-2715-(2013),p. 1-9 http://hdl.handle.net/10067/1124790151162165141
  • DeSmet Ann, Deforche Benedicte, Hublet Anne, Tanghe Ann, Stremersch Evi, De Bourdeaudhuij Ilse. Traditional and cyberbullying victimization as correlates of psychosocial distress and barriers to a healthy lifestyle among severely obese adolescents – a matched case –  control study on prevalence and results from a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. (2014), 14:224 http://biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/14/224
  • Van Cleemput, K., Vandebosch, H., & Pabian, S. (2014). Personal characteristics and contextual factors that determine “helping,” “joining in,” and “doing nothing” when witnessing cyberbullying: Bystander Behavior in Cyberbullying. Aggressive Behavior40(5), 383–396. doi:10.1002/ab.21534
  • DeSmet, A., Van Ryckeghem, D., Compernolle, S., Baranowski, T., Thompson, D., Crombez, G., … De Bourdeaudhuij, I. (2014). A meta-analysis of serious digital games for healthy lifestyle promotion. Preventive Medicine69, 95–107. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.08.026

This year, the annual meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity takes place in Ghent (Belgium). The meeting consists of three days of keynote sessions, orals, workshops and symposia. The full program can be found here. On thursday, Ann Desmet and Ilse Debourdeaudhuij will present the results of a systematic review of studies on serious games for health promotion (with a dual focus on health promotion theory and game design theory) in symposium 17: ‘The effectiveness of serious games in promoting a healthy diet and physical activity’. Other members of the symposium are Ian Dunwell, Tom Baranowski and Debbe Thompson.


Our proposal for a symposium on the ‘Importance of Game and Behavioral Change Theory in Creating Effective Serious Video Games for Health Promotion’ was accepted for the Annual meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity’. This meeting will take place in may 2013 in Ghent. More information on the conference can be found at www.isbnpa.org

ICA conference, Phoenix (Arizona, VS) | May 25th

At this year’s ICA conference, Heidi Vandebosch and Karolien Poels will present a paper titled: ‘Personalized and Adaptive Virtual Experience Scenarios to Combat Cyberbullying: Insights From the Friendly ATTAC Project’. This presentation is part of the panel ‘ICT-Based Health Interventions Against Cyberbullying Amongst Youngsters’. Details: May 25th, 10.30 a.m. in Phoenix Sheraton Downtown Hotel, Laveen A

COST Action IS0801 workshop (Paris, France) | June 29th

Sara Bastiaensens and Ann Desmet will present a poster on the Friendly ATTAC project at the COST action IS0801 conference on cyberbullying in Paris. Their poster is titled: ‘Friendly ATTAC: the development of an online intervention tool against cyberbullying’. Details: June 29th, 10.30 a.m in Université Paris-Sorbonne Paris IV.

iACToR’s CyberPsychology and CyberTherapy Conference (Brussels, Belgium) | September 25th 

At the CyberPsychology and CyberTherapy Conference: 1) Ann Desmet will present a paper titled ‘Mobilizing bystanders of cyberbullying: an exploratory research into behavioural determinants’ and 2) Karolien Poels will present a poster titled ‘Friendly ATTAC: Personalized and Adaptive Virtual Experience Scenarios to Combat Cyberbullying’. Details: September 25th-28th in European parliament, Brussels.

We are glad to announce that our submission on the Friendly Attac project was accepted for IR 13.0, the annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. This conference will take place in Salford, UK (Oct 18th-21th).

Katrien Van Cleemput (UA) and Frederik Van Broeckhoven (VUB) will present the Friendly ATTAC project at the DiGRA Flanders meeting (Genk, April 24th 2012).  More information? Click  here.



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Comments Off on Presentation ‘Cyberbulling and youngsters’ by Prof. Heidi Vandebosch – March 15, 2012

On Thursday, March 15 Prof. Dr. Heidi Vandebosch will give a lecture on cyber bullying, in the context of the lecture series ‘Social media’ (VUB). She will also elaborate on the Friendly ATTAC project.