Students Perception of Cyber Crime in Edo State: Implications for Teaching and Learning

  • FI Olusi
  • LI Aguele
  • PO Ihumuaibvi
  • RI Edobor


The study determined the perception of students toward committing cyber crime the study will determine the level of success and the gender mostly prone to commit this crime. The study employed the use of descriptive survey to find out students perception towards cyber
crime in Edo State. A sample of 500 students randomly selected from cyber café in Esan west local government area of Edo state was used. The instrument for data collection is the Student Perception of Cyber Crime (S.P.C.C.) it comprises of 20 items. The reliability of
the instrument was obtained using the split-half method and the coefficient of reliability obtained was 0.62. The analysis of data was done using Chi- Square. The results of the study have shown that most students perceived cyber crime as not been evil and showed
their desire to get involve in it if opportunity arose. The male students are mostly involved in sending spam mails. The increase in percentage success in this crime has encouraged others to want to try. Most of the cyber cafes are profit driven the higher the number of users the higher the rate of profit hence little effort is shown to drive criminals away
from cafes. The security agents will do enough good service to the society by engaging in constantly check of the activities of these cafes to reduce their menace.

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