Punjab Leading over Cyberbullying Cases Report


The Digital Rights Foundation reported the statistics, which they collection through their Cyber Harassment helpline that most of the cases of cyber bullying in Pakistan are reported in Punjab. The data of DRF shows that during the first four months of the operations, there are 513 queries, which were made through their helpline to get registered the complaints. There were total 535 calls and 62% out of these complaints are reported by the women.

It was revealed that facebook was on the top of list of social media website that people faced the cases of harassment and hatred. DRF found most of the complaints were concerned with fake profiles and the UN-authorization of the information, hacking of social media and blackmailing. The data shows that 41.3% of the cases are received through the authority from Punjab and 23.9% of the individuals did not show their location. The data concerning the percentage of the complaints was received through the anti harassment hotline from other provinces.

  • Sindh – 17.8%
  • Federal Territory – 10.1%
  • Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa – 4.7%
  • Balochistan – 1.3%
  • Azad-Kashmir – 0.7%
  • Outside the country – 0.2%

The Digital Rights Foundation is the registered research based advocacy and non government organization and this organization was founded in 2012 by Nighat Dad. This organization focuses to support the inclusiveness, human rights, digital governance and democratic processes. It also focuses on the matters, which are pertained to online free speech, data protection m privacy and cybercrime against the women.

About Cyber Harassment Helpline

The helpline is started as the dedicated platform in order to support the people, who face online abuse through the confidential services. It also helps to provide the digital security support, legal advice and therapy, which is provided to the victims.

Cyber Harassment helpline was started on 1st December last year. People, who seek help, they can call at 0800-39393 from 9 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday. They can make contact through email and they can drop their message at helpdesk@digitalrightsfoundation.pk.

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