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ERIC Number: ED537836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Reflections of Preservice Information Technology Teachers Regarding Cyberbullying
Akbulut, Yavuz; Cuhadar, Cem
Online Submission, Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry v2 n3 p67-76 Jul 2011
The current phenomenological study addressed the reflections of preservice information technology (IT) teachers regarding their cyberbullying or victimization experiences. Fifty five preservice IT teachers at a Turkish teacher training institution were offered a lecture with the purpose of awareness-raising on cyberbullying, which was followed by the assignment of take-home reflection papers. Document analysis on reflection papers led researchers to find out underlying themes regarding participants' cyberbullying or victimization experiences. Findings revealed that females were more likely to be victims than males. Instant messaging programs, e-mail, cell phones and online social networks were used as means to cyberbully. Varying psychological consequences of victimization incidents were reported. Noted reactions to incidents were discontinuing interaction with bullies, and seeking family, peer and legal support. Findings further implied that awareness raising activities regarding cyberbullying were likely to reduce cyberbullying instances and increase preservice teachers' action competence. (Contains 4 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey