Background: Cyberbullying is a new form of bullying that has emerged with the development of internet and technological devices. Cyberbullying involves the use of information and communication technology to threaten, sexually harass, or socially exclude another person. Cyberbullying has significant negative mental, social and physical impact on people.
Objectives: To assess the Lebanese Pediatricians and Family physician’s perspective regarding cyberbullying in their community.
Methods: This is a cross-sectional survey with a descriptive design. The questionnaire is adapted from a previously published surveys that targeted teachers and clinicians with added sections based on facts standard from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The questionnaire will be piloted on ten physicians for clarity and contextualization. All Lebanese pediatricians and family physicians registered in the Lebanese Order of physicians will be invited to participate in this anonymous survey.
After revision, Lime Survey will be used to distribute the questionnaire. Descriptive statistics will be done using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), version 25. Knowledge, attitude and practice of physicians will be correlated with their demographic characteristics.