Teachers' Perception of the Phenomenon of Cyberbullying During the Covid-19 Pandemic

  • Elena Ancuța Zăvoianu PhD student, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Studies, University of Bucharest
  • Ion-Ovidiu Pânișoară Professor, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Studies, University of Bucharest
Keywords: cyberbullying, students, teachers, perceptions, effects

Abstract

Cyberbullying is a negative social phenomenon that takes place online. It consists of harassing technology users through various means and various platforms. Frequent exposure to this phenomenon can cause emotional, mental and social problems for victims, witnesses and aggressors.

In the current pandemic context, when education has shifted to the online environment, and students spend a significant amount of time using different devices and online platforms, the number of cyberbullying cases is constantly increasing. There is currently little research describing how this phenomenon influenced online aggression.

In preventing and eliminating this phenomenon, teachers play an important role, due to the time they spend with students and the impact they can have on them.

In order to identify teachers' perceptions of this phenomenon during the pandemic and how they manage it in the classroom, we conducted a qualitative research on 10 teachers from primary and secondary schools. The results of the research were interesting and offered a new perspective on this phenomenon during Covid-19 crisis.

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Published
2022-01-13
How to Cite
Zăvoianu, E. A., & Pânișoară, I.-O. (2022). Teachers’ Perception of the Phenomenon of Cyberbullying During the Covid-19 Pandemic. LUMEN Proceedings, 17, 737-743. https://doi.org/10.18662/wlc2021/74