A conviction can result in a restraining order, probation, or criminal penalties against the assailant, including jail.
There have been a number of attempts by experts and legislators to define cyberstalking.
Some of the most popular traditional apps addressed the locally relevant “needs” of African society.
Kenya’s money-transfer application, M-Pesa, revolutionised day-to-day banking for millions in rural areas who do not have access to traditional banks.
A spokesperson for the website said: “People are becoming increasingly interested in cultural differences and accepting interracial relationships or marriage as the norm.” They added: “And singles are realizing that finding a compatible mate can be discovered through interracial dating.
Sexual activeness among basic school girls in the Ashanti Region has led to many of them getting pregnant and their academic dreams shattered.
Cyberstalking is a form of cyberbullying, and the terms are often used interchangeably in the media.
These stretch from banking services to agricultural advice and, now, dating.
With 20% of Africa’s 1.1 billion-strong population now online, and 70% of internet users using mobile phones, the impact of applications is set to reverberate across social, political and economic spaces.
She asked parents to shield their children from bad peer influence and follow with keen interest whatever they do on the internet, chat platforms and on the mobile phone.
“Nobody should discount the powerful influence that movies and television programmes meant for adults could have on children – the curiosity and the tendency to practice what they see.” She said as part of measures by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to reverse the trend, girls’ clubs are being formed in basic and senior high schools in the region to provide the pupils with adequate sex education, build their self-esteem and actively engage them to put their time to profitable use.