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Cyberbullying Among Malaysian Children Based on Research Evidence

Cyberbullying Among Malaysian Children Based on Research Evidence
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Author(s): Sarina Yusuf (Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia), Md. Salleh Hj. Hassan (Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia) and Adamkolo Mohammed Mohammed Ibrahim (Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia & University of Maiduguri, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 19
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch149

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Abstract

Previous studies have highlighted that the Internet offers various online opportunities to users, for example children, and that the Internet possesses great potential to boost their educational and provide health information. Scholars have emphasised the great utility of the Internet in successfully raising awareness regarding children online safety issues and enhancing social relationships. However, despite the positive effects of the Internet, it has negative effects as well. Nowadays, children and adolescent are increasingly using the Internet at younger ages, through diverse platforms and devices, and there have been rising concerns about children's safety online. The chapter investigated the level of cyberbullying among Malaysian children and discovered that the level of cyberbullying among Malaysian children is moderate. However, since the results of the study found majority of the children surveyed had experienced cyberbullying at least once, it therefore concludes that there is likelihood that cyberbullying could become a menace to the Malaysian child online.

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