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OP-007 The relationship between school engagement and cyberbullying sensitivity in adolescents
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  1. Zehra Yücel1,
  2. Meltem İleri2
  1. 1Bartın Devlet Hastanesi
  2. 2Ankara Etlik Şehir Hastanesi

Abstract

Aim Widespread use of the Internet carries risks for the adolescent age group as well as convenience. Cyberbullying is a type of bullying carried out using digital technologies. The importance of the concept, which is defined as cyberbullying sensitivity in preventing this situation, has emerged. Cyberbullying sensitivity is defined as the ability to understand and take precautions against situations that may pose threats in online environments. School engagement includes students’ adoption of emotions and behaviors such as attending school, feeling like a part of the school. The study aimed to examine the school engagement and cyberbullying sensitivities of adolescents, as well as to evaluate their sociodemographic characteristics and internet usage habits.

Material and Method The study was conducted in Sami Ulus Children’s Hospital in general pediatric outpatient clinics. Demographic characteristics and internet usage habits of the patients were recorded. Cyberbullying sensitivity was determined by using the ‘Cyberbullying Sensitivity Scale (CSS)’; their commitment to the school was examined with the ‘School Engagement Scale (SES)’. According to their diagnosis, patients were classified as ‘acute disease, chronic disease, and intoxication group for suicide’. The relationship between demographics, cyberbullying sensitivity, and school engagement was evaluated.

Results The study was conducted in Sami Ulus Children’s Hospital in general pediatric outpatient clinics. Demographic characteristics and internet usage habits of the patients were recorded. Cyberbullying sensitivity was determined by using the ‘Cyberbullying Sensitivity Scale (CSS)’; their commitment to the school was examined with the ‘School Engagement Scale (SES)’. According to their diagnosis, patients were classified as ‘acute disease, chronic disease, and intoxication group for suicide’. The relationship between demographic data, cyberbullying sensitivity, and school engagement was evaluated.

Conclusions In this study, it has been shown that a decrease in school engagement is an important risk factor for risky behaviors such as internet addiction, suicidal behavior, exposure to cyberbullying and smoking.

  • Cyberbullying sensitivity
  • School Engagement
  • Cyberbullying Sensitivity Scale
  • School Engagement Scale

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