A global mobile phone giant has found in a new survey throughout the region that 49 percent of school students in Bangladesh have been victims of cyberbullying in one way or another, revealing that young people are becoming more vulnerable to this type of harassment again.
According to the Study of Safe Internet, conducted by Telenor Group, they said students are well “being bullied online or disturbed” or “being harassed by the same person, both online and offline” or they have actually participated in the bullying others online by the anonymity of the Internet.
To better understand the online behavior, Telenor Group reported the results of their study Safer Internet, which examined Internet security knowledge among students through three of its markets in the region today: Bangladesh, Thailand and Malaysia .
The study analyzed the responses of school students’ various Internet-related threats, such as cyber bullying and peer pressure in order to understand the factors that influence patterns of behavior and development of solutions to the web a safer environment.
The study found that more than half of the students in the three countries with 70 per cent in Malaysia, 67 percent in Thailand and 61 percent in Bangladesh-not send explicit messages, also known as ‘sexting’, using online.
The study found that 49 percent of students said Bangladesh succumbed to at least one form of peer pressure, compared with 39 percent fewer students from Malaysia and only 35 percent of Thai students.
The study takeover of the region also showed that high school students in the three countries tend to rely on parents and teachers when facing trouble online who do not know how to solve alone.
In Bangladesh, 38 percent of students said they would consult with their parents compared with 55 percent of students surveyed in Thailand probably their parents and 47 percent in Malaysia approaching.
school students aged 12-18 years were interviewed in each of the markets, and respondents were concentrated in major cities.
The study involved 1,510 students in Bangladesh, 1,896 students in Malaysia and 1,336 students in Thailand.
GrameenPhone, a subsidiary of Telenor, is the largest mobile operator in Bangladesh.