University Students’ Views about Their Cyber bullying Behaviors and Self-Exposition

Ertuğrul Usta


The purpose of this research is to examine the views of university students on the presence and exposure of cyber bully behavior. The research study group consists of 10 male students who are higher education students. One of the qualitative research methods is "case study". In this direction, a "semi-structured interview form" was used to identify the behaviors and opinions of students and individual interviews were held with each student. In the analysis of the obtained data, "content analysis" technique was used. As a result of the content analysis, university students were exposed to bullying behaviors at different aspects and it was reached that they are doing bullying behaviors themselves. In addition, students' opinions are sought to reduce cyber bully behavior. The findings of the research were discussed in the literature and suggestions were made for students, their families and educators as well as for future researches on cyber bullying.

Keywords: Cyber bullying, Cyber victim, Internet technology, Qualitative Research

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