About this paper

Appears in:
Pages: 292-300
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-3847-5
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain

THE DIGITAL GENERATION AND THE CYBER BULLY: THE NIGERIAN COLLEGE STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCE

S. Ahmad

College of Education Bauchi State University (NIGERIA)
In recent year countless examples of cyber bullying have been reported in the media across a vast demography at the global level. Very few were examined and prototyped in this paper. This ranges in experience across legal and illegal perspectives among Nigerian Federal College students. Although the technology has given avenues for both children and youth to bully each other at home and at school the phenomenon is hardly new. It has been a kind of shift only from the old to modern means and in a very simplest way than the old one which can only make more impact if is cajoled and augmented with the later. Those bullied may have problems with their psychology, health and sociology. In view of that, this paper examines the various kinds, modes and means of bullying on cyberspace as well as discussion on the means to reduce its effect on the victims and or perhaps stop it at all. The paper also examines the effect of cyber bully on the students’ learning processes which involves their academic adjustment as well as achievement at institutions of learning. This research although as mixed mode employed also an empirical test on 384 randomly identified and selected student subjects by subjecting them to various designed opinion sampling questions and academic general knowledge tests. The learners were pre-tested collectively at the beginning of their first semester and later post-tested in groups after the end of the second semester which marked the end of their first session in the school. They were interviewed in form of groups. Thus, the paper therefore suggests possible viable avenues through which cyber bully is carried out among the college students and how it will not disadvantage the societies.
@InProceedings{AHMAD2013DIG,
author = {Ahmad, S.},
title = {THE DIGITAL GENERATION AND THE CYBER BULLY: THE NIGERIAN COLLEGE STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCE},
series = {6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2013 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-3847-5},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {18-20 November, 2013},
year = {2013},
pages = {292-300}}
TY - CONF
AU - S. Ahmad
TI - THE DIGITAL GENERATION AND THE CYBER BULLY: THE NIGERIAN COLLEGE STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCE
SN - 978-84-616-3847-5/2340-1095
PY - 2013
Y1 - 18-20 November, 2013
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2013 Proceedings
SP - 292
EP - 300
ER -
S. Ahmad (2013) THE DIGITAL GENERATION AND THE CYBER BULLY: THE NIGERIAN COLLEGE STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCE, ICERI2013 Proceedings, pp. 292-300.
User:
Pass: