Cyberbullying awareness in secondary and high-schools

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Melike Kavuk Kalender
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3662-407X
Hafize Keser
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5153-5492

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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. https://doi.org/10.18844/wjet.v10i4.4082
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