Here is the research we’ve found on cyberbullying in Bangladesh, with the most recent first. Please email us if you have any articles to add with the details ordered in the same format as the others.



Authors: BakiBillah, A.H. and Chowdhury, A.A.

Year: 2022

Title: Factors Influencing Sexual and Reproductive Health-related Misuse of Digital Media in Bangladesh

Journal: [Unable to find]


Abstract: This study explored factors influencing the sexual and reproductive health-related misuse of digital media in Bangladesh. The study adopted Key-Informant-Interview (KII) among the Nineteen (19) relevant key informants including academicians, researchers, policymakers, and activists. The thematic analysis of the transcripts was carried out. The mean age of the informants was 40 (SD+/- 6.8) years with having a minimum level of a bachelor degree. Easy access to indecent (porn) sites, low self-awareness of the girls in using social networking sites and other digital devices, the culture of injustice and muscle-men phenomenon, parent’s negligence, and the level of awareness were found as the major factors behind the misuse of digital media in the form of cyber-bullying, sexting, revenge porn, sextortion, access to and production of porn videos, etc. This study revealed that women and girls are the prime victims of the misuse where the worst form of victimization is to lead a deplorable life as a sex-slave and persist with chronic mental disorders. The study recommended that the complete ban on provocative indecent websites, high level of awareness among the women and girls, seeking immediate help from the lawenforcement agencies, and importantly, parents’ full-fledged care and attention.



Authors: Hossain, A., Wahab, J.A., Islam, M.R., Khan, S.R., and Mahmud, A.

Year: 2022

Title: Cyberbullying Perception and Experience Among the University Students in Bangladesh: A Qualitative Study

Journal: Digital Violence and Discrimination Studies


Abstract: This study focuses on the understanding of the conceptualization of the global phenomenon of cyberbullying among university students in Bangladesh. The emerging themes of this study investigate and explore the concepts of university students using their social-ecological perspective. The study’s aim is to learn about the antecedents, contexts, and conditions that influence the phenomenon, and the consequences of the victims through focus group discussions (FGD). Using the thematic coding data analysis, the study findings will contribute to having an in-depth idea about the perceptions of university students. This timely needed research work will provide the South Asian point of view where a handful study was undertaken in comparison to the Global North. The novelty of this study consists to explore young people’s technology abuse, which can lead to cyberbullying, in addition to finding methods to deal with cyberbullying issues if they arise. This study is intended to assist all parties including young people, parents, teachers, and other social-ecological stakeholders.



Authors: Hasibuzzaman, M.A., Noboneeta, A., Begum, M., Nawal, N., and Hridi, C.

Year: 2022

Title: Social Media and Social Relationship among Youth: A Changing Pattern and Impacts in Bangladesh

Journal: Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Legal Studies


Abstract: Social media is a platform for people to share their varied points of view on life, as well as their experiences, facts, videos, and other information. Digitalization brings the world into more connectivity, increases social diversity and variety, and leads to a significant change in the structure, systems, traditions, and norms. In the twenty-first century, communication is the most important part of social and professional communication. In the last 15 years, social media has changed the way, how we communicate. Faster communication and cheaper ways have become the most valuable things in the modern world. In the past 5 years, Bangladesh has also been influenced by western culture and has seen a rapid growth in social media use. Social media platforms have become deeply integrated into many day-to-day interactions in an increasingly digital society. The vast majorities of Bangladeshis own a Smartphone and use social media on a regular basis. Because of the digital attachment, how the users’ emotional well-being as well as offline interpersonal relationships have been impacted by their use of relationships. Social media is the platform for people to share their varied points of view on life, as well as their experiences, facts, videos, and other information. This article explored social relationships in the face of growing dependency on social media or virtual communication. It has also been figured out that the risk factor is mainly related to social media use and spread mainly among youth in Bangladesh. The findings suggest the presence of cyber bullying, hate speech, and blasphemy have been polarizing the relationship in parochial senses-communal, ethnic, lingual, and others. Based on secondary sources, the article indicates the necessity of dealing with several issues like socialization and mental health issues on a national level and how they affect our lives.



Authors: Rahman, M.M., Zarin, B.R., Hossain, M.A., and Akhar, R.

Year: 2022

Title: The Interactions and Effects of Cyber Bullying on Physical Wellbeing and Academic Success and Achievements: A Study on Female Students of University

Journal: Journal of Business & Economics


Abstract: The study was an endeavor to find the effects of cyber bullying on female students in their health and education. Additionally, to assess the degree of cyber bullying, nature of cyber bullying, knowledge and awareness cyber bullying and finally find some ways to eradicate the consequences of cyber bullying in university. A well-structured questionnaire survey was conducted among 375 female students. Two portions in the questionnaire are demographic characteristics and student bullying questionnaire. The second portions includes: Cyber bullying 8 items, Symptom Experience 5 items, Education success achievement 8 items. The data were analyzed using SPSS: 24. Some inferential statistics were used for analysing the data like factor analysis, descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, regression analysis. The present study reveals that cyber bullying, symptom experience, and education success achievements are moderately correlated. The model of the summery study suggests that cyber bullying infer symptom experience and education, success and achievement. Female students of this university are facing these acute issues which are creating psychological problem and academic performance barrier. The study suggests awareness to victims, students, teachers, administrations, policymakers, and concerns to address and eradicate the serious issues. This study is a first endeavor in the sampled university and one of the very few in the country. This study finds that great rate of cyber bullying in university context on female students are occurring. The study only confined to only one university. The self-reported questionnaire data were collected.



Author(s): Sarker, S., Shahid, A. R.

Year: 2018

Title: Cyberbullying of High School Students in Bangladesh: An Exploratory Study

Journal: arXiv (Cornell University).


Abstract: This study explores the cyberbullying experience of the high school students in Bangladesh. The motivation of the work is to identify the internet usage and online activities that may cause cyberbullying victimization of the students of the age between 13 and 18. The study also investigates cyberbullying prevalence and impacts both as victimization and perpetration perspectives, discusses their reporting practices to parents, school officials, other adults and suggest policies to teach cyber safety strategy and generate awareness among students.