A comprehensive investigation of cyberbullying and cyber victimization among secondary school students


EDUCATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, vol.28, no.10, pp.12633-12650, 2023 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10639-023-11687-8
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Communication Abstracts, EBSCO Education Source, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), INSPEC
  • Page Numbers: pp.12633-12650
  • Keywords: Cyberbullying, Cyber victimization, Technology use, Quantitative methods, BULLYING BEHAVIORS, ASSOCIATIONS, FACE, PREVALENCE, HARASSMENT, MIDDLE, YOUTH
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


One of the most fundamental problems many students face in school is bullying. This form of harassment, known as cyberbullying, has emerged as the use of the internet and other digital media has increased in recent years. The purpose of this study is to determine the extent of secondary school students' cyberbullying and cyber victimization experiences, to see if there is a correlation between cyberbullying and cyber victimization, and to explore how students' cyberbullying or cyber victim status influences their cyber victim or cyberbullying behavior. Unlike experimental studies, which use manipulation and random assignment of participants and conditions, the study employed a causal-comparative research design, in which the researcher investigates the causes and consequences of differences between groups. The sample group of the study consists of 286 secondary school students in the fifth, sixth, and seventh grades who were recruited using the typical case sampling method, which is one of the purposive sampling methods. The data were collected via the scales of cyberbullying and cyber victimization. According to the findings, cyberbullying is significantly and positively influenced by cyber victimization. Instead of looking at cyberbullying in isolation, it was suggested that a more effective approach to solving the problem would be to integrate cyberbullying and cyber victimization holistically.