Stop Cyber Bullying

Cyber Bullying has gotten many people depressed and continue to drive so many into Suicidal Thoughts. In Malawi there have been recent attacks on Celebrities, Artists, and Beauty Queens and Models... But what can we do?


Lorraine Kljajic

6/8/20231 min read

Cyberbullying is a serious issue that affects many people around the world, including in Malawi. In Malawi, there are laws that address cyberbullying, and authorities have taken steps to address this issue.

The Malawi Cyber Security and Cybercrime Act, which was enacted in 2016, criminalizes cyberbullying and provides for penalties for those found guilty of engaging in such behavior. Specifically, section 95 of the Act criminalizes cyberbullying, defining it as "the use of electronic communication to intimidate, harass or threaten another person.

In addition to the legal framework, the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has taken steps to address cyberbullying. In 2020, MACRA launched an awareness campaign aimed at educating the public about the dangers of cyberbullying and encouraging people to report incidents of cyberbullying to the authorities.

Despite these efforts, cyberbullying remains a persistent problem in Malawi, particularly on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. It is important for individuals who experience cyberbullying to report it to the authorities, and for the authorities to take swift action against those responsible. It is also important for the public to be educated about the harmful effects of cyberbullying and to work towards creating a culture of respect and empathy online.