Criminal Policy on Cyberbullying of Children in Indonesia

Wenggedes Frensh, Madiasa Ablisar, Mahmud Mulyadi, Topo Santoso

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Objective: This study aimed to determine the impact of criminal policy on cyberbullying in Indonesia. Cyberbullying is indeed a contemporary issue, as the advancement of technology has increased the number of instances of cyberbullying that are detrimental to society. Methods: The method of this study was qualitative because it was based on the interview protocols that were taken with careful consideration to analyse to what extent criminal policy in Indonesia affects cyberbullying in Indonesia. The target population for the interviews was the criminal justice system and cybercrime department. Results: The study demonstrates that the criminal policy alone is ineffective in preventing cyberbullying, but it is also society's social and moral responsibility to fight against this crime. Conclusion: This study provides significant theoretical and practical implications that are important to consider eliminating the social and moral crime of cyberbullying that is disturbing children socially and psychologically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-59
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Cyber Criminology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021


  • Child abuse
  • Children's laws and children policy
  • Criminal policy
  • Cyberbullying


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