The Attitude and Legal Problem on the Prevention and Control of Cyberbullying in Thailand : Study of Students in Mahasarakham University

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Duangden Nakseeharach

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Cyberbullying is a serious problem and new channel to harass or threaten other person and injure such person by using technology and internet to send the computer’s information via electronic devices, for example, computer website, blog, e-mail, text message or social media, etc., especially among young adults. This research aims at studying legal measures to prevent and control the cyberbullying in foreign countries, especially Canada, the United States and Great Britain comparing with Thailand’s existing laws. The research finds that the anonymity of cyberspace is the key factor of cyberbullying continually and repeatedly committed, therefore, it is easy and convenient to access than the traditional bullying. Furthermore, the perpetrator has not to be physically stronger than the victim. Moreover, cyberbullying causes the physical or mental injury of the victim, affecting their social interactions.


According to the Attitude of the Students in Mahasarakarm University, Thailand, most of them think that cyberbullying is only an ordinary matter, i.e. teasing which any person has the right to do it except the students who used to be a victim themselves. Although there was a revision of Thailand’s Computer-related Crime Act (No. 2) B.E. 2560, there is no adequate and explicit provision to prevent and control such crime in many cases. For example, section 16 merely refers to disseminating, editing, appending or adapting image of other to impair the reputation of the other person or to expose the other person to hatred or contempt. However, this does not include importing or posting messages or image to make the victim feel depressed or degraded because it does not cause a direct damage of the reputation or emotional damage distress. Moreover, in Thailand, there has been a lack of competent agency to prevent and control cyberbullying effectively.

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Nakseeharach, D. (2019). The Attitude and Legal Problem on the Prevention and Control of Cyberbullying in Thailand. CMU Journal of Law and Social Sciences, 12(1), 135-171. Retrieved from https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/CMUJLSS/article/view/137363
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