“It’s so fluid, it’s developing all the time”: pre-service teachers’ perceptions and understanding of cyberbullying in the school environment

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Macaulay, Peter, Betts, Lucy R., Stiller, James and Kellezi, Blerina 2019. “It’s so fluid, it’s developing all the time”: pre-service teachers’ perceptions and understanding of cyberbullying in the school environment. Educational Studies. 46 (5), pp. 590-606. https://doi.org/10.1080/03055698.2019.1620693
AuthorsMacaulay, Peter, Betts, Lucy R., Stiller, James and Kellezi, Blerina
Abstract

To gain an insight into how those entering the teaching profession regard cyberbullying, two focus groups were conducted with nine pre-service teachers (PSTs). Thematic analytical approach revealed three themes: (a) evolving nature of bullying, (b) involvement in cyberbullying and (c) management of cyberbullying. PSTs discussed how cyberbullying was evolving and becoming socially acceptable in the modern world. Participants addressed features of victimisation and perpetration associated with cyberbullying. PSTs reflected on the responsibility to address cyberbullying, discussing effective strategies to manage the issue. Participants considered the extent to which their initial teacher training course prepared prospective teachers to manage cyberbullying.

KeywordsEducation; cyberbullying; digital technologies
Year2019
JournalEducational Studies
Journal citation46 (5), pp. 590-606
PublisherInforma UK Limited
ISSN0305-5698
1465-3400
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/03055698.2019.1620693
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/625959
hdl:10545/625959
Publication dates24 May 2019
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Deposited23 Aug 2021, 10:32
Accepted16 Feb 2019
ContributorsNottingham Trent University
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