An Analysis of the Attitudes of Secondary School Students on Cyber Bullying Behaviors
Keywords:cyber bullying, students, secondary school, education, Northern Cyprus
The utilization of ICT in education has led to the widespread use of these technologies by students. Accordingly, traditional peer bullying has shifted from the school playgrounds to the virtual world and thus created an updated form of bullying called cyber bullying. The purpose of this study is to look into Cyber Bullying Behaviors of Secondary School Students in Northern Cyprus. The randomly selected sample consisted of a total 1206 students attending junior high school, high school and vocational high schools in the 2018-2019 academic year. A descriptive research method of the general survey model was applied in this research. The students were given a questionnaire form that included a ‘Cyber bullying Scale’ and a ‘Personal Information Form’ during the data collection process. The results determined that the students of secondary and vocational secondary education engaged in low level cyber bullying behaviors. It is believed that the results obtained will contribute to the prevention of cyber bullying behaviors and to future studies towards encouraging a boost in healthy internet usage.
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