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Preliminary communication


Irena Hodak Kodžoman
Tena Velki ; Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku, Učiteljski fakultet u Osijeku, Hrvatska
Lara Cakić ; Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku, Učiteljski fakultet u Osijeku, Hrvatska

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A result of the global expansion of civilization is the development of technology and information communications. The use of computers and mobile phones in our everyday lives is growing. Fast development of technology affects the early education of children using them. Besides the advantages that the virtual world offers, there are some disadvantages that users are exposed to. One negative side of modern technology usage is the violence which everybody can be exposed to, especially sensitive children. Cyberbullying is a new form of this violence. The results of this research should help in understanding this phenomenon.
The research topic was selected due to its relevance for children’s development. The research goal was to examine the exposure of primary school 4th grade pupils to cyberbullying. The aim was to examine if primary school 4th grade pupils use modern technologies, which forms of Internet communication they use and if they were exposed to cyberbullying through the Internet or mobile phone. Research was conducted in a primary school and 27 4th grade pupils composed the sample for this research. We used a semistructured interview to examine modern technologies usage and related experiences of children. Results, qualitatively analyzed, confirm the assumption that pupils are exposed to cyberbullying


blog, chat, cyberbullying, forum, Internet

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