Mitigating Cyberbullying among Teens: The Crucial Role of Moral Education in School Curricula

Ashaba Collins

Department of Education Kampala International Uganda


The increasing prevalence of cyberbullying has become a distressing form of entertainment for bullies throughout history and today. Therefore, it is crucial to fully understand the complex dimensions of this issue. This analysis investigates the origins and growth of cyberbullying strategies, in tandem with the rapid advancement of communication technologies. The paper highlights the challenges of addressing cyberbullying due to its intricate nature, which is facilitated by devices like cell phones and social media platforms. Despite schools being centers for academic and moral development, cyberbullying continues to impact the emotional well-being of teenagers. The study promotes the implementation of thoughtful curricula that incorporate activities empowering teenagers to recognize and counter self-defeating ideas, ultimately reducing cyberbullying rates. The paper underscores the importance of researching the various forms of cyberbullying and discusses potential preventative initiatives, urging educators to design curricula that address the emotional and behavioral issues that contribute to cyberbullying.

Keywords: Cyberbullying, Moral education, Teenagers, School curriculum, Emotional impacts, Preventative initiatives and Character education.