Although WhatsApp is used by teenagers as one major channel of cyberbullying, such interactions remain invisible due to the app privacy policies that do not allow ex-post data collection. Indeed, most of the information on these phenomena rely on surveys regarding self-reported data. In order to overcome this limitation, we describe in this paper the activities that led to the creation of a WhatsApp dataset to study cyberbullying among Italian students aged 12-13. We present not only the collected chats with annotations about user role and type of offense, but also the living lab created in a collaboration between researchers and schools to monitor and analyse cyberbullying. Finally, we discuss some open issues, dealing with ethical, operational and epistemic aspects.

Creating a WhatsApp Dataset to Study Pre-teen Cyberbullying / Sprugnoli, Rachele; Menini, Stefano; Tonelli, Sara; Oncini, Filippo; Maria Piras, Enrico. - (2018), pp. 51-59. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Second Workshop on Abusive Language Online (ALW2) tenutosi a Brussels, Belgium nel 31-31 October 2018.

Creating a WhatsApp Dataset to Study Pre-teen Cyberbullying

Rachele Sprugnoli;
2018

Abstract

Although WhatsApp is used by teenagers as one major channel of cyberbullying, such interactions remain invisible due to the app privacy policies that do not allow ex-post data collection. Indeed, most of the information on these phenomena rely on surveys regarding self-reported data. In order to overcome this limitation, we describe in this paper the activities that led to the creation of a WhatsApp dataset to study cyberbullying among Italian students aged 12-13. We present not only the collected chats with annotations about user role and type of offense, but also the living lab created in a collaboration between researchers and schools to monitor and analyse cyberbullying. Finally, we discuss some open issues, dealing with ethical, operational and epistemic aspects.
Creating a WhatsApp Dataset to Study Pre-teen Cyberbullying / Sprugnoli, Rachele; Menini, Stefano; Tonelli, Sara; Oncini, Filippo; Maria Piras, Enrico. - (2018), pp. 51-59. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Second Workshop on Abusive Language Online (ALW2) tenutosi a Brussels, Belgium nel 31-31 October 2018.
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