South Africa has shown the highest prevalence of cyberbullying among some 28 countries according to a 2018 Ipsos Global Adviser study.
54% of parents who took part in the study admitted to knowing at least one child in their community who has been a victim.
Last week, a 13-year-old girl from Pretoria took her life after a photograph was sent around her school via WhatsApp.
Azania Mosaka sat down with Expert Digital Parenting Contributor at Baby Yum Yum and CEO of SaveTNet Cyber Safety Rianette Leibowitz about the impact of cyberbullying and what is being done to combat it.
The actual impact that it has emotionally, socially, is far worse than we anticipate.— Rianette Leibowitz, CEO - SaveTNet Cyber Safety
Leibowitz says there needs to be more education around cyberbullying. She shares some of the services that SaveTNet offers.
What we do have is a network of forensic analysts, psychologists, the right people at the police and legal advisers.— Rianette Leibowitz, CEO - SaveTNet Cyber Safety
There is a unit in the police who looks after cyber security and cyber crime issues.— Rianette Leibowitz, CEO - SaveTNet Cyber Safety
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