Cyberbullying in the Digital Age: A Common Social Phenomenon
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- Bullying, cyberbullying, Indonesia
Bullying, defined as the violence of any kind including verbal intimidation, frequently occurs in the school environment around the world and is most often seen among young people aged 11-13, or more broadly among middle school students. Bullying does not only occur among younger and older students, but it is a more significant phenomenon among pre-and early teenagers. In the past, bullying mostly took place among students who knew each other or at least were in the same school environment. Today, however, the existence of the online environment means that a child who tends to bully others often makes use of social media (Facebook, WhatsApp, and other application.) to intimidate his or her peers. Majorities of children in the age group most susceptible to bullying regularly use social media to interact with their friends, and they generally have access to their cell phones, tablet, or computer. It is dramatically facilitates bullying behaviour and allows the aggressor to bully others without the knowledge of parents or teachers. The COVID19 situation, which has resulted in closures of schools around the world, including in Indonesia, has created a requirement for school students to use the internet and even social media platforms to complete their school’s work and interact with teachers and classmates. It has served to intensify the problems of cyberbullying, which is an extension of traditional bullying that occurs between children in person at school. The effects of cyberbullying are severe and may have severe consequences for students who are the victim of cyberbullying. This paper will discuss recent research findings in this area and will present ways schools, teachers, and parents can intervene to reduce the negative impacts of cyberbullying, especially in the most vulnerable age group. Thus, the perspective of school guidance and counselling is illustrating the issues manage as examples and best practices.
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TY - CONF AU - Rafsel Tas’adi AU - Mudjiran AU - Nurhizrah Gistituati AU - Azwar Ananda PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/12 TI - Cyberbullying in the Digital Age: A Common Social Phenomenon BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Innovation in Education (ICoIE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 196 EP - 200 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201209.218 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201209.218 ID - Tas’adi2020 ER -