Siber Zorbalık Bağlamında Twitter Fenomenleri

Kenan BÖLÜKBAŞ, Ali Murat KIRIK
2020 Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi  
Öz Yakın geçmişte iletişimin temel mecrasının geleneksel medyadan yeni medya denilen sosyal medya alanına yönelmesiyle alışılagelmiş bazı kavramlar farklı anlamlara bürünmüştür. Bu kavramlardan biri de akran zorbalığıdır. Bu noktada teknolojinin "kötüye yorulması ve zarar verme amaçlı kullanılması" ile "siber (sanal) zorbalık" adı verilen yeni bir kavramı ortaya çıkmıştır. Siber zorbalık, sosyal medyada sıkça karşılaşılan bir olgudur. Yüksek takipçili hesaplara sahip olan Twitter fenomenleri de
more » ... tter fenomenleri de bazı takipçilerinin kendilerine ve diğer takipçilerine yönelttiği siber zorbalıkla mücadele etmek zorunda kalmaktadır. Abstract Within the context of the recent past, the perception and meaning of some conventional concepts have been changing as the new media becoming the main channel of inter-personal communication. Bullying or peer bullying is one of those concepts. A new concept meaning 'the misuse of the technology or using it as a tool to harm others' has been emerged from the above concept recently, which is called 'cyber bullying'. Nowadays, cyber bullying is one of the most common things that one can come across on social media. Twitteratis, who have famous accounts followed by so many users at Twitter, and some of their followers are also exposed to various types of cyber bullying behaviours. Thus, they feel obliged to struggle against this kind of behaviours. Aiming to investigate the experiences and viewpoints of the Twitteratis on cyber bullying, the current study has designed as a qualitative phenomenological research. It employs a semi-structured interview schedule to examine five influential Twitteratis' experiences of and viewpoints on cyber bullying. The research findings reveal that alike all other social media users, the Twitteratis have been exposed to various types of cyber bullying and psychologically influenced. It has also found out that they have developed varied strategies to overcome the negative effects of the cyber bullying.
doi:10.33437/ksusbd.764804 fatcat:rdeph436afdx7epf7h3uvaviia