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Cyberbullying from students’ perspectives: a qualitative study
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Social work.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The subject of cyberbullying is a phenomenon that has increased due to the accessibility internet provides and through modern technologies such as; smartphones, iPads and computers. The aim of this study is to investigate the experiences of cyberbullying and prevention strategies among a group of senior high school students. The research questions were: How do the interviewed students experience the extent and the consequences of cyberbullying? What methods and strategies could be used in order to prevent cyberbullying, according to the interviewed students? Four focus groups with students from two senior high schools in Gävle were performed. The results were analyzed from two theoretical perspectives; empowerment and social constructivism. The result showed that the students regarded it important for the schools to involve the students in the prevention work against cyberbullying. The students also described a need of educating teachers about this new phenomena of cyberbullying. Suggestions on how to tackle the issue were made, based on the students’ experiences of prevention methods provided by schools.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
Cyberbullying, schools, prevention, strategies, empowerment, norms, Instagram
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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Social Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22500OAI: diva2:973969
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Social work
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Social work – specialisation in international social work (in eng)
2016-09-02, hig, 11:35 (English)
Available from: 2016-09-23 Created: 2016-09-23 Last updated: 2016-10-21Bibliographically approved

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