Student Perception of Cyberbullying in Social Media

  • A. Akrim, Emilda Sulasmi


This study aims to determine student perceptions of cyber-bullying on social media. 200 students from the North Sumatra Muhammadiyah University (UMSU) Medan were respondents in this study. Questionnaire is used as an instrument of data collection. From the results of the research which was conducted it is found that if students have the same perception of Cyber-bullying on social media. More than 50% of students think that cyber-bullying is an action taken such as sending interruption messages on e-mail, short messages or text messages on social networks that are carried out continuously. More than 40% of the respondents also agree that if Cyber-bullying is caused by anger, hurt, and revenge or because of frustration, thirst for power by accentuating the ego so that it hurts others. Their views on the penalties given to Cyber-bullying perpetrators vary with more than 40% of them agreeing that cyber-bullying offenders should be dropped out and returned to the family to receive guidance and receive severe penalties. This study also found that there are more than 50% of students who agreed that victims of cyber-bullying should be given a moral message so they can easily forgive.