The perception of cyberbullying of Secondary School teachers of the Region of Murcia


  • Víctor González Calatayud Universidad de Murcia
  • María Paz Prendes Espinosa Universidad de Murcia Spain
  • José Antonio López Pina Universidad de Murcia





Cyberbullying has become one of the main problems or online risks for young people. The studies report that up to 58% of students affected by some form of cyberbullying (Yang, Lin, y Chen, 2014). However, few studies have focused on understanding how teachers perceive this problem. Which is striking considering that are the main agents, with parents, to identify it and to intercede. Therefore, this study aims to know the opinion of secondary teachers. To achieve this objective a questionnaire -that already existed in English- is used, using the double translation method for validation. The results show that teachers underestimate the problem. In addition, they admit that they are unable to identify or manage possible cases of cyberbullying, although most do something to stop it. Teachers show a need for better training and guidance for handling this problem. This conclusion is relevant for administration and also for universities as responsible of initial teachers training


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Author Biographies

Víctor González Calatayud, Universidad de Murcia

Departamento de Didáctica y Organización Escolar

María Paz Prendes Espinosa, Universidad de Murcia

Departamento de Didáctica y Organización Escolar.

Profesora titular de universidad

José Antonio López Pina, Universidad de Murcia

Departamento de Psicología Básica y Metodología

Profesor titular de universidad


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How to Cite

González Calatayud, V., Prendes Espinosa, M. P., & López Pina, J. A. (2016). The perception of cyberbullying of Secondary School teachers of the Region of Murcia. Innoeduca. International Journal of Technology and Educational Innovation, 2(2), 84–89.