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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Inescapable violence: Cyberbullying and electronic violence against young people in South Africa

Type :
Advocacy initiatives
Author :
Patrick Burton and Tariro Mutongwizo
Published :
2009
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Internet, cellular and cyber technologies have opened up a wealth of opportunities for learning, exploration, and social and public engagement by children and young people. However, such benefits are not without their dangers, and much has been made of the extant and potential hazards of such technologies. This advocacy initiative gives context to cyberbullying and notes how cyber bullying and cyber aggression presents a challenge to policymakers.