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The Impact of Cyber Bullying on the Youth: The Ghanaian Perspective

by Benjamin Ghansah
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 183 - Number 48
Year of Publication: 2022
Authors: Benjamin Ghansah

Benjamin Ghansah . The Impact of Cyber Bullying on the Youth: The Ghanaian Perspective. International Journal of Computer Applications. 183, 48 ( Jan 2022), 38-45. DOI=10.5120/ijca2022921889

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title = { The Impact of Cyber Bullying on the Youth: The Ghanaian Perspective },
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Recently, cyberbullying, a form of bullying has emerged as a result of technological advancement and the ubiquity of mobile devices. Cyberbullying has become a major issue in contemporary times because of its adverse effect on mainly adolescent students. This study aims to analyze the impact of cyberbullying on the youth in Ghana. Specifically, the study sought to find out if there exists a relationship between gender, age, and level of education with cyberbullying. A regression analysis was used to determine if there exists any relationship between the independent variables and cyberbullying. The study adopts a quantitative approach, using a questionnaire to elicit views from respondents. The sample was chosen using a multi-stage sampling approach that included purposive, simple random, and snowball sampling techniques. Six Senior High Schools (SHS) in Ghana's Greater Accra and Central Regions provided a total of 420 responses. The findings revealed, among other things, that there is no significant relationship between gender and cyberbullying, there is a significant relationship between age and cyberbullying and there is a significant relationship between the level of education and cyberbullying.

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Computer Science
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Cyberbullying Senior High School Social media