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E-Behaviour Trends and Patterns among Malaysian Pre-Adolescents and Adolescents

Selvi Salome Gnasigamoney and Manjit Singh Sidhu
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Selvi Salome Gnasigamoney: School of Business Infrastructure, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur, Kajang, Malaysia
Manjit Singh Sidhu: Department of Graphics and Multimedia, College of Information Technology, University Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Selangor, Malaysia

International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF), 2013, vol. 5, issue 2, 50-62

Abstract: The threat of cyber-related crimes due to excessive usage of Internet and current e-behaviour amongst the younger children is not new in this new millennium but stays as an issue for consideration. This paper provide a general pattern of online related behaviours that seem to be taking place among Malaysian pre-adolescents and adolescents and its possible impact on their behaviours leading towards cyber-related crimes. Facts and finding from various researches conducted from different parts of the world, including Malaysia were reviewed. The results from various studies reveal that a great concern and strategies have to be put into place as the age group using the Internet has reduced and the routine activity of pre-adolescence and adolescence are changing and are based on Internet. Non-awareness of their current online behaviours and its possible link to cyber-related crimes may lead these young children to a greater threat when using e-Commerce or any other Internet dependent activities in the future. This paper focuses on the facts collected from various studies to justify the importance of having future research on this phenomenon.

Date: 2013
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