Internet tolerance is a very relevant problem in the context of the 21st century, when a greater percentage of communication between people, including children, occurs precisely in the virtual space. The survey included 230 girls and boys from Primary school. The research is conducted through a questionnaire, which includes 20 questions and explores student’s opinion in several areas: what do they really know about the concept of tolerance; are they tolerant online; are other children show tolerance in the net; knowledge about specific communication ways through emoticons, abbreviations, upper and lower case letters, i.e.; what is their reaction when they become offended or an object of a rude notion; when it's easier for them to communicate – online or in face-to-face conversation.
A brief literature preview and the results, taken by the research provides an excellent opportunity some conclusions to be made, which will approve the work of primary teacher in conversations with students about their tolerant behavior. It is a fact, that there are parents and teachers with no idea what really happens in their children’s and student’s virtual life. Internet allows more free behavior because of the anonymity and the sense of impunity, as well as the fact that someone remains hidden behind the monitor and do not have to confront one’s opponent directly. This creates the illusion of courage and often leads to reckless actions that can hurt the other person. All these facts have provoked the research that will be commented in current article.
Rumyana Papancheva, University "Prof. Dr Asen Zlatarov", Burgas, Bulgaria
Mariya Dishkova, University "Prof. Dr Asen Zlatarov", Burgas, Bulgaria
Stream: Teaching Experiences
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