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Exploring Possible Coping Strategies of Cyberbullying Awareness Among School Students in Bahla, OmanAuthor(s): Shamsa Mubarak AL-Shaqsi, Akila Muthukrishnan, Chinnasamy Lathamangeswari, Hariprasath Pandurangan, Naveena JH, Ibtesam Nomani, Afnan Albukhary A, Hamdia Mohammad Khamis, Hassanat Mustafa E, Sahar Mohammed Mohammed Aly and Pushpamala Ramaiah*
Social media tends to cause poorer physical and mental health. Students are more addicted to using media in their daily lives and are more likely to stress.
Objective: This study's primary objective is to explore the current level of knowledge of cyber bullying and provide awareness programs to bolt their reflective minds with possible coping strategies to prevent consecutive reduction behaviours among students of Aysha Al- Riyamia school in Bahla.
Methods: One hundred eighty participants were recruited from Aysha Al- Riyamia school in Bahla in grades 10 through 12 using a convenient sampling technique. The questionnaire was constructed with knowledge and coping skills about cyber bullying and adopted to collect data from the participants before and after an educational awareness program.
Results: The results showed that awareness programs had significantly enhanced students' knowledge and coping strategies in cyber bullying. Furthermore, the evidence of the study confirmed that cyber bullying awareness programs had a positive influence on knowledge among school students; the mean difference between pre-test and post-test was 2.81 at p<0.05.
Conclusion: Given the widespread use of social media in everyday life, these findings highlight the need for more incredible research into the education program to minimize the risks involved in cyber bullying.