Cyberbullying at Primary Schools


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Kavuk M., Keser H.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.31, no.3, pp.520-535, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier

Abstract

The aims of this study were to determine the primary education (grades 6, 7 and 8) students' demographical profile, information and communication tools usage tendencies, and cyber-bullying and a cyber-victimization experiences. This study was conducted using "Survey Method". The participants of this descriptive study selected using stratified sampling method from primary schools in Bolu (Turkey) among 6, 7 and 8th grade students (n=2082). A demographic survey developed by the researchers, and the "Cyber-Bully and Victim Scale" developed by Ayas and Horzum (2010) were used to collect data. Frequencies (f), percentages (%), t-test, and one-way ANOVA for independent samples and Ki-Square tests were utilized during the analyses of data. Based on the findings; gender, the duration of internet usage and the aim of internet usage were found to be related to cyber-bullying and a cyber-victimization experiences.