Nätmobbning - vem bär ansvaret? : En kvalitativ studie om lärares syn på ansvarsfördelningen mellan föräldrar och lärare vid förekomsten av nätmobbning
The phenomena of cyber bullying is relatively new, but it is now more prevalent than ever as children today have access to the internet on a daily basis, in school as well as at home. Although cyber bullying is an increasing problem in today’s society, there seem to be few guidelines for teachers to follow when using the internet with their students in school. The purpose of this study is to investigate who, according to six teachers, has the responsibilities revolving cyber bullying – teachers or parents. There has not been very much research done revolving the issue. The questions that are going to be raised in this study are who the six interviewed teachers think is responsible for taking actions revolving cyber bullying, if there are any guidelines about how to work with the problem, if teachers and parent work together to prevent and act against cyber bullying and what kind of education teachers and parents get to increase their awareness about bullying and cyber bullying.
This study is built on interviews with six teachers from three different schools. Two of the schools work with a bullying program that is based on Olweus methods against bullying. The third school has a collaboration with the organisation Friends. This study has its theoretical outcome in Olweus’ methods against bullying in general and Campbell’s definition of what cyber bullying means. Regarding responsibility this study is built on the definition of two different kinds of responsibilities, the moral kind and the legal kind. The conclusions of this study are that the responsibility is not something you can put on either the parents or the teachers, it is a shared responsibility between both parts since the children have access to the internet almost anywhere. There is also a need of guidelines regarding how to act in a case of cyber bullying as there are no known guidelines to turn to today. Some schools seem to have a collaboration between parents and teachers to prevent and act against cyber bullying, where other schools do not. The same schools that have that collaboration also seem to educate both teachers and parents about cyber bullying.
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