Cyber bullying of female students: an exploration of literature study

  • Joshua Ebere Chukwuere
  • Precious Chibuike Chukwuere
Keywords: Cyber bullying, Internet, Female students, Academic


Over the past decades, cyber bullying has become the order of the day in the universities (schools), workplace and elsewhere. This growth involves inter-gender, and age demographics. The aim of this study is to explore and evaluate the extent in which literature studies covers female student’s cyber bullying in South Africa. Although, cyber bullying exists against female students and it is so alarming and disturbing not only in South Africa, the problem has gained miniature academic study attention in the country. Cyber bullying occurs (at) anyplace where Internet connection or mobile phone network exist. This study highlighted the limited academic articles in South Africa that aims to focus on cyber bullying against female students. The finding also indicates that most of the published article focused on cyber bullying and bullying around the world, few mentioned girl child or female students. However, in the case of South Africa, cyber bullying on female students is limited in the discussed academic articles.

Keywords: Cyber bullying, Internet, Female students, Academic


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