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Date of this Version

2020

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Kurniasih, Nuning; Kuswarno, Engkus; Yanto, Andri and Sugiana, Dadang, "Media Literacy to Overcome Cyberbullying: Case Study in Elementary Schools in Bandung Indonesia" (2019). Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac

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(c) 2020 Nuning Kurniasih

Abstract

Cyberbullying of children is a very worrying phenomenon. Media literacy is needed to avoid children from cyberbullying. This study aims to formulate media literacy in children in primary schools on several research focuses, namely on how students' understanding of cyberbullying, efforts of students and schools to overcome cyberbullying and media literacy to overcome cyberbullying in elementary school students. The method used in this study is a qualitative research method with a case study approach. We selected the 5th-grade students and the teachers from a Private Elementary School in Bandung Indonesia to become research informants. Meanwhile, the triangulation is done through triangulation between researchers and literature studies. Nowadays, almost all elementary schools in Indonesia do not allow students to bring mobile phones to school. However, the results of this study indicate that almost all the informants in this study have used the internet either through computers or mobile phones in their homes. Therefore, media literacy to overcome cyberbullying is expected to start at home. Schools, parents, students, legal regulations and environmental conditions are key factors in minimizing cyberbullying in children. The introduction of internet characteristics, privacy awareness, understanding the legal consequences and internal policies are important to convey to children so that children can avoid cyberbullying.

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