Young people and cyberbullying, how to deal with it?

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Stéphanie de Vanssay and Kpénahi Traoré © Beverly Santu / RFI

By: Kpénahi Traoré Follow

50 mins

Cyberbullying, a term widely used nowadays to refer to the violence that can be encountered on the Internet and its multiplicity of communication tools.

If they allow us to communicate, to socialize around us, they can also represent risks with devastating psychological consequences. 


According to a UNICEF poll published in 2019, one in five young people said they did not go to school because of online bullying and one in three is a victim.

Young people aged 13 to 24 took part in this survey carried out in 30 countries around the world, including Mali, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire.

The results reveal that 34% of participants in sub-Saharan Africa have already been the target of cyberstalking.

This means that the phenomenon does not only affect the so-called developed countries.

Cyberbullying, how to protect yourself from it and especially what to do when you are targeted?

We are discussing it today, in so we say what!


Cécile Thiombiano Yougbaré

, lawyer and president of the Organization for New Initiatives in Development and Health (ONIDS)

Stéphanie de Vanssay,

author of the book Self-defense manual against online harassment, published by Dunod editions.

National advisor to the education sector of the teachers' union of the UNSA, the National Union of Autonomous Trade Unions

Reporting :

Samantha Tiasoa

sought to know the perception we have of cyberstalking in Madagascar.

She also gave voice to people who are victims of it.


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