Overcoming Cyberbullying in Childhood: Children as Digital Leaders

Altinay F., Celebi M., AYDIN C. H., Dagli G., Altinay Z.

9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU), Porto, Portugal, 21 - 23 April 2017, pp.720-724 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.5220/0006386907200724
  • City: Porto
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.720-724
  • Keywords: Cyberbulling, Digital Leaders, Online Counseling, Parental Education, Tolerance Education
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Cyberbulling in childhood may damage learning and development of children in their life. Being aware of cyberbulling and developing societal strategies in protecting cyberbulling are very crucial to set secure learning and development context for the children. It is significant to create atmosphere on leadership of own their learning in digital arena through trainning. This study aims to reflect the experiences and perceptions of experts in order to set strategies for the future as a result of national project on cyberbulling and children as digital leaders in school culture and even in society. The study has qualitative nature which case study approach was employed. The research process is conducted upon workshop with 17 volunteer participants from the experts who are the representatives from various associations. The self-reports are employed as data collection and thematic analysis was done. The findings revealed that trainings on being digital leaders, e-transformation, creating online learning platforms for counseling, game-based learning and film making as public spot in media need to be basic strategies in order to overcome cyberbulling for children as digital leaders in societal level. Further to this, tolerance education and conflict resolution courses and programs need to be included to the curricula.