Psychological Impact Of Cyber Bullying On Adolescents With Special Needs In Punjab

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Noreen Mukhtar , Dr. Muhammad Javed Aftab , Dr. Toheed Qamar , Dr. Munwar Bagum , Dr. Muhammad Nazir , Sumaira Naureen


The study was designed to explore Psychological Impact of Cyber Bullying on Adolescents with Special Needs in Punjab. The researcher explored that how special adolescents of Pakistan are affecting by cyber bullying. The objectives of the study were to explore the factors contributing to psychological impact of cyber bullying. The population of the study was all special adolescents of Punjab but due to the shortage of time and resources, study was delimited to the six divisions of the Punjab province. A self-constructed questionnaire was administered. The sample size of current research work was of 300 students. Overall results of the study identified that the psychological effect of cyber bullying on hearing impaired, physically handicapped and Visually Impaired adolescents all were significant. Gender wise comparisons of students about cyber bullying indicated that there was insignificant difference between male and female. The most popular media was face book for cyber bullying. We can affirm that cyber bullying is not a gender specific behaviors. Policy makers should support educational institutes by providing the system and funds to fight against cyber bullying and create an environment in colleges that protect the special adolescents from cyber bullying.

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