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Psychological Causes of Internet Violence among College Students and Countermeasures Against it

Zizeng Liu, Ye Sun


As the main participants of online behaviors, college students are increasingly paying attention to the phenomenon of inflicting and being subjected to online violence. The main manifestations of online violence among university students include addiction to verbal violence, creating or spreading rumours, invading the privacy of others, and even dropping out of school or committing suicide. On the basis of social psychology, through analyzing the psychological factors influenced by the immaturity of college students’ psychological development, the need for emotional catharsis, the rebelliousness against the real order, and the psychology of rebellion, we explore countermeasures from three levels: society, school and students themselves, and seek a solution to the problem of college students’ online violence, so as to promote college students’ civilized and healthy access to the Internet and maintain a good online and social order.


Internet violence among university students; Psychological causes; Countermeasures against it

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v7i6.7690