Verbal Violence on Social Networking Websites and Its Impact on Students with Disabilities from the Parents’ Perspectives

Mohamad Ahmad Saleem Khasawneh


The objectives of this study were to explore the level of verbal violence on social media that students with disabilities receive from the perspective of their parents in Irbid and to find the precautions and suggestions that parents of students with LDs take to reduce the level of verbal violence. The descriptive approach was used to study the current conditions of phenomena of violence. The study included 50 participants from parents of students with disabilities from Irbid City, Jordan. The main instrument that was relied upon in this research is the questionnaire. These results indicate that students with disabilities are exposed to verbal violence on social media according to the opinions of their parents. The levels of violence are high and expected to rise according to their views which affects the students' mental health, and consequently, affects their academic levels. The results demonstrated the need to monitor the content of social media accounts that students use without limiting their freedom. Parental censorship should be used to specific limits and with collaboration with schools and educational centres that can provide awareness campaigns to reduce the levels of verbal violence on social media.

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