Victimization of Facebook Users: An Empirical Study among Female Students in Tangail

  • Mohammad Ashraful Alam Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University
  • Mahmuda Akter Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University
  • Saikat Alam Santona Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University
Keywords: Facebook, Female Students, Victimization, Insecurity, Depression

Abstract

Social networking site is an important area of research. It is a known fact that young adults and teenagers, especially students are the most avid users of online Social networking sites which have a great impact on their lives. Yet, little is known about the sardonic experiences of students in social networking sites. With approximate 22.880 million users Facebook holds its number one popularity rank. Therefore, this paper takes Facebook as commissar of these Social Networking sites and focuses to provide an insight on the victimization of Female student and tends to explore the current nature and causes of female Facebook victimization. Female students are opted because they are more vulnerable in these sites than male. This paper reports the findings of a research work that was carried out in the higher secondary educational institutions in Tangail by using a non-probability purposive sample of 15 to 26 years aged female students. 70 samples were collected through a structured questionnaire and the gleaned data was analyzed by using SPSS. This study demonstrates, although social networking site have opened up a new way of socialization, respondents had experienced several types of cyber crime in Facebok. Such experiences create a state of insecurity, depression, fear, isolation and to a very large extent suicide. It is relatively a new phenomenon and hopefully both the effective technical strategy along with public consciousness used as a useful tool to reduce female vulnerability in Facebook from individual to national level in Babgladesh.

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Author Biographies

Mohammad Ashraful Alam, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University

Associate Professor, Department of Criminology and Police Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, BANGLADESH

Mahmuda Akter, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University

Lecturer, Department of Criminology and Police Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, BANGLADESH

Saikat Alam Santona, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University

MS Students, Department of Criminology and Police Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, BANGLADESH

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Published
2018-08-15
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Alam, M. A., Akter, M. and Santona, S. A. (2018) “Victimization of Facebook Users: An Empirical Study among Female Students in Tangail”, Asian Journal of Humanity, Art and Literature, 5(2), pp. 77-88. Available at: http://i-proclaim.my/archive/index.php/ajhal/article/view/532 (Accessed: 22July2019).
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