Taking a stand against cyberbullying in higher education

Carter, Margaret Anne, M'Balla-Ndi, Marie, van Luyn, Ariella, and Goldie, Donna (2017) Taking a stand against cyberbullying in higher education. In: Dreon, Oliver, and Polly, Drew, (eds.) Teacher Education for Ethical Professional Practice in the 21st Century. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA, pp. 197-235.

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As a result of the rapid online expansion of digital learnscapes, resulting in university students regularly engaging in online learning communities, cyberbullying has increasing potential to become a serious issue for higher education institutions. The effectiveness of educating students and staff in higher education on the elements and impacts of cyberbullying has driven this innovative study, which involves the development of an action research-led and student-directed interactive educational website to inform higher education students and staff about the consequences of cyberbullying. In describing the ongoing development and generalisation of the site, this chapter highlights the third cycle of an action research inquiry, and more generally the need for such resources to support higher education so that users understand what constitutes cybersafety and cyberbullying. As such, the research is directed toward understanding, sharing, participation, reflection, and change. Findings are discussed in relation to the information on the site for users in higher education.

Item ID: 45293
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-5225-1668-2
Keywords: interactive educational website, university, cyber safety, ecological system theory, communication for social change, routines activity theory, participatory action research
Funders: James Cook University (JCU)
Projects and Grants: LTSE 2015 Grant JCU
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2016 04:00
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3999 Other Education > 399999 Other education not elsewhere classified @ 30%
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education @ 70%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9304 School/Institution > 930499 School/Institution not elsewhere classified @ 20%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9304 School/Institution > 930402 School/Institution Community and Environment @ 30%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930104 Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect) @ 50%
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