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Trainee Teachers’ Perceptions on Cyberbullying: Guidelines for Educators and Families

Version 1 : Received: 31 October 2018 / Approved: 2 November 2018 / Online: 2 November 2018 (13:12:16 CET)

How to cite: Yot-Domínguez, C.; Guzmán Franco, M.D.; Duarte Hueros, A. Trainee Teachers’ Perceptions on Cyberbullying: Guidelines for Educators and Families. Preprints 2018, 2018110060 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201811.0060.v1). Yot-Domínguez, C.; Guzmán Franco, M.D.; Duarte Hueros, A. Trainee Teachers’ Perceptions on Cyberbullying: Guidelines for Educators and Families. Preprints 2018, 2018110060 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201811.0060.v1).

Abstract

The present work analyzes university students' perceptions on cyberbullying. More specifically, the main objective was to understand the level of concern displayed by young students in teacher training programs regarding cyberbullying; our analysis includes their degree of self-confidence and their commitment when faced with this problem, their self-reported training on the subject, and the measures they consider adequate to approach it in the educational context. Using a survey research design, 408 students from Early Childhood Education, Primary Education Degrees, and the Master’s Degree in Secondary Education, and Vocational Training from national public universities participated. The results shed light upon the coexistence of three differentiated profiles of teachers in training when faced with cyberbullying. However, although there is clear evidence of the high level of concern regarding this problem in every case, they placed more importance on raising awareness of the issue with families, prevention, management and training as basic pillars for re-directing the worrisome reality experienced in educational centers. The need to include these contents in the initial training of future education professionals, for overcoming cyberbullying, and the importance of collaborative work between parents and educators are the conclusions of this research study that are in agreement with other studies.

Subject Areas

School coexistence; cyberbullying; education; family; victims; prevention; management; training; perceptions

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