Cyberbullying awareness in secondary and high-schools

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Melike Kavuk Kalender
Hafize Keser


Abstract This study examines cyberbullying awareness of schools based on the statements of teachers and managers. Survey data were collected from 376 educators in 277 middle and high-schools. The ‘Questionnaire for Cyberbullying Awareness at School’ was used as the data collection tool and data were collected online and analyzed with frequency and percentage statistics. The findings show that: schools have wrong or inadequate strategies concerning recognition and intervention of cyberbullying; techniques for cyberbullying prevention is sufficient, concerning the creation of an anti-cyberbulling school culture and taking technological precautions; however, the creation of an anti-cyberbullying curriculum, and the construction of specific anti-cyberbullying policies for schools, is lacking in teachers’ cyberbullying awareness. It is clear that cyberbullying awareness in secondary schools and highschools in Turkey must be increased.

Keywords: Cyberbullying, cyberbullying awareness, cyberbullying recognition, cyberbullying prevention, cyberbullying intervention


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Kalender, M., & Keser, H. (2019). Cyberbullying awareness in secondary and high-schools. World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 10(4), 191-202.