Publication Date

Fall 2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Counselor Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine teachers’ perceptions and awareness of cyberbullying among middle school students. Teachers from a rural school district were surveyed about their concern and awareness of cyberbullying, their confidence in identifying and managing cyberbullying, who should implement cyberbullying programs, and who should help students manage the issue. The results indicated that teachers are concerned about cyberbullying in their schools, but are unsure how to identify and manage it. Furthermore, they believe that school counselors, administrators, and teachers should all play a role in implementing cyberbullying programs in the school. Interpretations and implications of the survey results are also discussed.

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