Developing a cyberbullying conceptual framework for educators

Redmond, Petrea ORCID: and Lock, Jennifer V. and Smart, Victoria ORCID: (2020) Developing a cyberbullying conceptual framework for educators. Technology in Society, 60:101223. pp. 1-8. ISSN 0160-791X

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In today’s technologically enhanced and changing world, incidents of cyberbullying are increasing and it is a reality that impacts children and adults. Educators need to be able to identify cyberbullying, implement effective management strategies that align with school policies, as well as engage in pro-active programming for prevention. This article proposes a cyberbullying conceptual framework that can be used as a tool to investigate cyberbullying. The framework is grounded in the literature that was analysed using a constant comparison method for purpose of identifying current and emerging themes and indicators for each of the key elements. The paper finishes with a discussion about the application of the Cyberbullying Conceptual Framework for Educators. This conceptual framework is important to educators given it helps to deconstruct the complex concept of cyberbullying and to construct praxis approaches for identification, management and prevention of cyberbullying.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (1 Aug 2018 - 31 Mar 2020)
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2020 05:52
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2022 22:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: cyberbullying; cyberbullying framework; educators; teachers; bullying
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
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