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Eighty-five percent of young people think cyber bullying is a serious problem

Eighty-five percent of young people think cyber bullying is a serious problem

Eighty-five percent of the country’s youth think cyber bullying is a serious problem. The survey, conducted jointly by Grameenphone and Telenor Group and Plan International, looked at the impact of the Kovid-19 epidemic on Internet use and online bullying among young people.

Twenty-nine percent of young people surveyed said they had been bullied even before the coronavirus epidemic began. However, 18 percent of young people said they have been the victim of more online bullying since the epidemic began.

The survey was conducted in August and September this year in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Pakistan and Thailand. Of the 3,930 young people who took part in the survey, 18 percent were Bangladeshis.

According to the survey, 6 percent of the country’s

young people have been spending more time on the Internet since the beginning of the Kovid-19 epidemic. Thirty-five percent of young people said they use the Internet all the time, 15 percent use it mainly in the evening and 2 percent only use the Internet during school hours.

Yasir Ajman, CEO of Grameenphone, reiterated Grameenphone’s commitment to work on addressing the issues raised by the Telenor survey.Only 21 percent of cybercrime victims in Bangladesh complain to law enforcement. And at least 82 percent of the victims do not get the expected remedy even after filing a complaint.

This picture came up in the research report titled

‘Cyber ​​Crime Trend in Bangladesh-2021’ by the voluntary organization Cyber ​​Crime Awareness Foundation (CCA Foundation).
The organization released the report on Friday (June 18). The report is based on a survey of 18 people. All of them were victims of cyber crime in 2019-20.

Monira Nazmi Jahan, convener of the CCA Foundation’s research cell and senior lecturer in the law department at East West University, presented the report at a webinar marking the organisation’s sixth anniversary on Friday. Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar was the chief guest on the occasion.

Presenting the report, Monira Nazmi Jahan

, convener of the foundation, said that only 21.43 per cent of the victims of cyber crimes complained to the law enforcement agencies. The remaining 8.56 percent of the victims do not complain. Of those who complained, only 22.22 percent said they had received the expected remedy. 62.22 percent did not get the expected remedy. The remaining 5.56 percent did not comment.

Monira said 58.55 per cent of the victims were women.

In case of men this rate is 43.45 percent. Women are victims of harassment through social media. Male victims are victims of crimes such as information theft and card fraud on online platforms.
Speaking as the chief guest on the occasion, Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar said government initiatives alone are not enough to establish a healthy cyber culture in the country. For this, everyone, including public and private partners, has to work together from their respective places. From the grassroots level, parents need to create awareness about the use of child technology.

Khandaker Farzana Rahman, Chairman

, Department of Criminology, Dhaka University, Munir Hasan, Secretary General, Bangladesh Open Source Network, Mostafa Kamal Rashed, Additional Superintendent of Police (Forensic), Police Bureau of Investigation; Professor Kazi Anish, Secretary General of Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum Mohammad Abdul Haque Anu and Sharmin Nahar Lina, Bangladesh Representative of Protect Us Kids, a US-based children’s cyber protection organization.

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