Understanding cybercrime's impact on women's physical and psychological well-being

Thenmozhi Pandian, Neelamalar Maraimalai


This study examines how cybercrimes impact women's well-being in digital spaces, focusing on online harassment, cyberbullying, misinformation, and non-consensual exposure to explicit content. Survey data from 200 respondents show concerning trends: 102 experienced online harassment, 63 encountered false health information, 47 were approached to sexting, and 28 were exposed to pornography without consent. Qualitative insights highlight emotional distress. Urgent actions include awareness-raising, education, and tailored support networks. These findings underscore the need to combat cybercrimes and empower women online. (Afr J Reprod Health 2024; 28 [5]: 103-112).

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