Cyber-delinquency of Thai Students and Creating Knowledge and Raising Awareness of Cybercrime for Thai Educational Institutions

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Mutita Markvichit, Sunee Kanyajit, Apasiri Suwannanon, Thasuk Junprasert, Patchara Sinloyma


The exploratory study aims to find out cyber-delinquency and victimization from Thai youth as well as establishment a model of knowledge and raising of cybercrime prevention. The research carried out with 105 key informants by in-depth interview. The samples were educational personnel, parents, students who study in secondary education, experts who have experience about juvenile cyber-delinquency.  The notable finding show that Thai youth currently commit cybercrime in a form of cyberbullying and the severity of crime is low-level. Essentially, culture difference, insufficiency in internet access and lack of digital devices frustrate Thai youth in committing serious cybercrime. Also, the result clearly indicated that poverty associate with cyber victimization like online shopping fraud. It recommends that creating knowledge and raising awareness of cybercrime prevention is not only responsible by school and parent, but also collaboration from all sectors such as private and public sectors, stakeholders, and community

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