Cyber Ethics & Cyber Bullying - New Social Paradigm In Indonesia


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The rapid development of the Internet creates more cyber-societies and has transformed their living situation into ‘cyber-cultures’ which previously were unprecedented. This cyber-culture brings its own rules much the same as the rules brought by the traditional culture. The people living in cyber-culture or Netizens are tied into what is called Netizen Ethics, which more or less have created good order inside cyber-culture.

Teenagers are the largest part in the cyber-society, and they have unique communities to accommodate their activities. However, they are categorized as unstable, less experienced, and careless. These negative attitudes more or less reflect who they are while becoming netizens. Responding to this, this book is intended to dissect proportionally the existence of teenagers in cyberspace in which their activities and behaviors are the major concern. To this aim, some cyberbullying cases that happened in Indonesian context are presented as examples on how teenagers behave. And this to some extent gives a vivid picture of social condition in Indonesian society in particular after the emergence of the Internet era.


We are much indebted to those who have contributed, so this book can be published. Many references of this book are taken from the contents of the Internet which deeply concern to the life of teenagers in cyberspace. The subjects discussed inside it are explained according to the scientific and hands-on findings. As a result, the contents are up-to-date as well as educative. And it is hoped that its presence gives practical values for teenagers, educators, and parents.


Bandung, 29 July 2015


Feri Sulianta  & Wawan Hendrawan

Feri Sulianta and Wawan Hendrawan


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Cyber Ethics & Cyber Bullying - New Social Paradigm In Indonesia

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Teenagers in the cyberworld, the subject is worth to be nown by teenagers, parents, and educators, is the theme selected by the writers as the response to the involvement of teenagers in the cyberworld. This book portrays the particular behavior of teenagers while interacting in cyber-society in contrast to the life of traditional society. The discussions are very interesting because what has been done in ‘traditional society’ is transformed into the cyberworld; where computer ability acts as the main vehicle to surf it.

Problems endured by teenagers as ‘personal beings’, who are very active in cyberworld, tend to disadvantage themselves. This is proven from the existing cases presented in this book.

It is the responsibility of parents and educators as the representation of society to give full attention in creating a better cyberworld for the teenagers. Further, society, in this context represented by parents and educators, should have correct understanding of cyberworld and its impacts towards the lives of teenagers in particular.

The discussions in this book are some samples of many Internet contents which related mostly to the life of teenagers in the cyberspace. The topics described inside it based on the recent cases happened and are explained briefly and concisely. Therefore, they are up-to-date as well as educative. Moreover, it is hoped that its presence gives practical values for teenagers, educators, and parents. 

This book is suitable for teachers, lecturers, and societies as a whole because it illustrates the real problems and their solutions happened in foreign countries and Indonesia as well.

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