Cyberbullying across youths in Jordan Community: Perspectives of the Faculty of Education students in Al-Hussein bin Talal University
Journal of Education and Practice
This study aimed at identifying cyberbullying among youths in Jordan community from students' perspectives at the Faculty of Education in Al-Hussein bin Talal University. In order to achieve the study objectives, the quantitative approach was deployed. A questionnaire was developed for data collection. The study sample was randomly selected. There were (185) respondents. The results revealed that the most common types of cyberbullying among youths in the Jordanian community were respectively as
... ere respectively as follows: ridicule and discredit (M=4.02, SD= 0.89), slander, cursing and contempt (M=4.01, SD= 1.01), publishing misleading messages, images and news about others (M=4.00, SD= 0.85), and publishing jokes that violate general manners (M=3.60, SD= 0.99). The average for the responses of the study sample individuals towards the level of cyberbullying among youth from the perspective of the study sample individuals was high with a mean of (3.81) and the standard deviation value was (0.97). In addition, the results revealed that the most common effects of cyberbullying among youths in the Jordanian community were respectively: The increased levels of violence and individual and group quarrels (M=4.00, SD= 0.88), the low level of manners and the system of social values (M=3.99, SD= 1.33), then the loss of cultural identity and substituting it with the global culture (M=3.97, SD= 0.91), and finally low skills of personal interaction (M=3.60, SD= 0.99). In the light of the results, the study recommended the necessity of activating the role of media and educational institutions in educating youths about the risks of practicing cyberbullying as well as activating sanctions and taking the necessary legal measures against those practicing cyber bullying.