The Factors Affecting The Exposure Of Adolescents’ To Cyber Bullying

Volume 1 Issue 1 (2019)
Sevilay Sarışık Salih Sarışık
Pages: 27-41 Download Count : 1396 View Count: 3102 DOI Number 10.17220/tuara.2019.01.4 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


This study was carried out with the aim of determining the opinions regarding the factors affecting cyberbullying exposure considering the gender, age and the grades that the pupils study. The study area of the research consists of 35 8th grade students studying at Alaçam Secondary School in Sakarya, Sapanca district. İn this study, 8 questions were asked to determine the adolescents’ exposure to cyberbullying and the factors affecting this situation. Since the interviews were applied in a computer environment, the data were recorded digitally, then they were converted into written documents and data were analyzed by means of descriptive analysis method. As a result of this research; It is observed that the leading factors affecting the cyberbullying exposure of adolescents are that they do not share this situation with the school administration or teachers in the school environment. The fact that most of the adolescents do not care about the cyberbullying situation they have suffered was indicated as an effective factor. The unconscious use of social media and online gaming sites have also been indicated as a major influence on cyberbullying. In order to prevent adolescents from being exposed to cyberbullying,, it is thought that should inform their families and school administration in any incident and it is necessary to inform them about cyberbullying by the school counselling service.

Keywords

  • cyberbullying
  • adolescent
  • overbearing
  • school
  • student
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