Cyberbullying: An Exploration of Secondary School Administrators' Experiences with Cyberbullying Incidents in Louisiana

Holly Castile

Sandra Harris

Lamar University

This qualitative phenomenological study explored school administrators' experiences with cyberbullying. The participants were secondary administrators in Louisiana public schools. Notable findings indicated that cyberbullying is a complex problem because the greatest amount of cyberbullying is occurring off-campus. This study found Facebook and other social media sites are the most common places for cyberbullying to occur; therefore, students need to be taught to use social media responsibly. Findings illustrated that female students were more likely to participate in cyberbullying, cellphones are used as a source for cyberbully, and there is a disparity between administrators regarding the effectiveness of Louisiana cyberbullying laws.

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