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Cyberbullying of post-primary teachers in Ireland

Challenor, Liam (2019) Cyberbullying of post-primary teachers in Ireland. PhD thesis, Dublin City University.

Cyberbullying of teachers by their pupils has not been researched as widely as adolescent bullying or cyberbullying. The cyberbullying of teachers by pupils has been defined as “the creation of digital texts, images and recordings that portray the teacher in ways that are demeaning and/or ridicule the teacher, which are then transmitted electronically to others" (Kyriacou & Zuin, 2015, p.267). This research attempts to provide a diverse understanding of the online lives of teachers in post-primary schools in Ireland. Some of the variables for examination include how teachers self-regulate their profiles on social media, the security and privacy prevention tools used and their attitudes towards communicating with students online. This research investigates the types of cyberbullying that teachers experience and how this influences them in their roles as teachers within their school environment. Negative physical and mental health effects including severe stress, fear for personal safety, teacher and pupil performance has been identified as a result of pupils bullying and cyberbullying teachers, this is an additional area of examination. This research utilises a quantitative approach to provide further insight into teacher cyber victimisation to develop support structures for teachers and schools.
Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Date of Award:November 2019
Supervisor(s):O'Higgins Norman, James and Connolly, Irene
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Social Sciences > Social psychology
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Institute of Education > School of Human Development
Research Institutes and Centres > Anti-Bullying Research Centre (ABC)
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Department of Education and Skills
ID Code:23733
Deposited On:22 Nov 2019 11:24 by James O'higgins Norman . Last Modified 30 Mar 2023 13:56

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