Investigating Cyber Bullying: Pervasiveness, Causes and Socio-Psychological Impact on Adolescent Girls

Swity Sultana Monni, Alma Sultana

Abstract


Technology affords abundant benefits to us but the more we are beneficent by the technology, the more the problems consequent to the technology emerged. As the use of internet in Bangladesh is increasing day by day, Cyberbullying is now considered as an emerging threats for the adolescent girls in Bangladesh. The primary objective of our paper is to elicit the causes and socio-psychological impact of cyberbullying toward our girls. Here, we collected data from 50 female respondents purposively from Sylhet City Corporation Area and applied survey method for conducting the research, we also followed case study and observation method in a little extent .Although people of all ages can be the victim of cyberBullying, In this paper our special focus is on the harassment of young girls due to cyber bullying which creates a great effect on their psychological health resulting a boundless depression, on their social status bringing about much defamation and finally may suicidal intention to get rid of this deviant and harmful behavior. We are hopeful that our research will be helpful for the further study on this issues and draw attention to our government to take effective steps to diminish this serious problem.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jpag.v6i4.10132

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