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“Cyberbullying: A Growing Concern”


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Articles
Publisher
Aarhat Publication And Aarhat Journals
Publishing Date
01-Jul-2022
volume
9
Issue
4
Pages
61-79

Children in India are at danger for cyberbullying because of the growing use of the internet and mobile devices. The study of these behaviors among teenagers in Asian nations, particularly India, has received very little attention, despite the fact that research on cyberbullying and cyber aggression is expanding. "Prevention is better than cure" is a saying that applies to both health precautions and being aware of online and offline safety. According to the NCRB report (2014, chapter 18), 9622 cases of cybercrime were registered, up from 5693 in 2013. This shows a huge 69.0 % rise from the prior year. Additionally, cybercrime is a type of crime that alarmingly appears to be impacting people of all ages, even teenagers. Children are exposed to the internet at a young age because of a need for education, personal interest, or peer/social pressure. They are not well-versed in online do's and don'ts. This study explores beliefs and behaviors related to cyberbullying. As cyberbullying is a relatively new phenomenon, limited research is available in this field. Consequently, few measures have been developed to assess cyberbullying and related issues. This study looks at how pre-service teachers feel about cyberbullying. What is the extent to which pre-service teachers are concerned about cyberbullying? Pre service teachers are relatively confident in their ability to manage cyberbullying problems. Do pre-service teachers feel prepared to deal with cyberbullying? Preservice teachers seem to think that school commitment is important. The survey data were collected from 30 pre-service teachers who were enrolled in a two-year undergraduate program at Somaiya Vidyavihar University. The study found that although most of the pre-service teachers understand the significant effects of cyberbullying on children and are concerned about it, most of them don't think it's a problem in our schools.