What is the punishment for ragging and bullying in IPC (Indian Penal Code)?
(short answer, ragging or bullying punishments can’t be specifically explained unless we know the area of offense, region/state) There are thirteen provisions of the IPC (Indian Penal Code) which can be used by a fresher who is being ragged to register an FIR (First Information Report) in the police station under whose jurisdiction-area the crime […]
How to Report Abuse on Snapchat (w/ Screenshots) Snapchat is probably one of your favorite social networking apps in the world, isn’t it? But how many people do you know in your list of Snapchat followers who know how to report abuse, such as cyber bullying or on-line harassment? Why You Should Report Abuse on […]
Background Cyber-bullying is a problem which affects youth, worldwide. In a study published in 2011, across 25 European Union member states studied, the average 6% of the youth (9–16 years old) have been bullied and only 3% of them confessed to be a bully. Cyberbullying is an important new kind of violence, with some different […]
The problem with cyberbullying is that information remains online for a long time and can be difficult to remove. New EU data protection rules introduced a ‘right to be forgotten’ that allows victims to request the erasure of their personal data. There is no specific EU law on cyberbullying but some aspects are covered, for instance expressions of racism or xenophobia or sexual harassment of a victim under 18. Europe is also funding action on the ground to prevent violence against women, children and young people (including online). To protect children and teenagers and arm them with the skills and tools they need to use the internet safely and responsibly, the EU has adopted a Better Internet for Kids strategy and co-funds Safer Internet Centres in all EU countries (forming a pan-European network – Insafe). Each national centre operates a helpline, providing advice and assistance for children and teenagers confronted with harmful online content or conduct.
Dealing with cyberbullying is rarely easy, but there are steps you can take to cope with the problem. To start, it may be a good time to reassess your technology use. Spending less time on social media or checking texts and emails, for example, and more time interacting with real people, can help you distance yourself from on-line bullies. It can also help to reduce anxiety, depression, and feelings of loneliness.
If you discover that your child is being cyberbullied, offer comfort and support. Talking about any bullying experiences you had in your childhood might help your child feel less alone. Let your child know that it’s not his or her fault, and that bullying says more about the bully than the victim. Praise your child for doing the right […]
What Is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person. By definition, it occurs among young people. When an adult is involved, it may meet the definition of cyber-harassment or cyber-stalking, a crime that can have legal consequences and involve jail time. Sometimes cyberbullying can be easy to spot — for […]
Cyberbullying on social media is linked to depression in teenagers, according to new research that analyzed multiple studies of the on-line phenomenon. Victimization of young people on-line has received an increasing level of scrutiny, particularly after a series of high-profile suicides of teenagers who were reportedly bullied on various social networks. In 2013, for example, a spate […]
India Cyberbullying Info, Rights, IT Act 2000 & Important 5 Law Sections
Offences of bullying, stalking, terrorism, breach of confidentiality, etc. committed in cyberspace are like similar offences in the real world and are punishable. The Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act) was enacted to deal with e-commerce and electronic records, and also to punish e-commerce offences. Offences such as intimidation, insult, annoying, harassment, defamation, etc. in cyber space continued to be punishable only under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) till the 2008 amendment to the IT Act.
Report abusive behavior Note: this info below comes straight from Twitter. We have only consolidated it for you. Twitter strives to provide an environment where people can feel free to express themselves. If abusive behavior happens, we want to make it easy for people to report it to us. Multiple Tweets can be included in the same […]
Report Harassment or Bullying on Instagram Fill out this form to report photos, videos, comments or profiles on Instagram that are bullying or harassing others. Please provide as many details as possible to help us review this issue. If an account is established with the intent of bullying or harassing another person or if a […]
Facebook is the largest source of online bullying. So, simple logic dictates they should make it easy to report bullying. Unfortunately, they apparently don’t believe in simple logic because many of their help functions are too deeply buried. It is my contention these links should be easily and readily available with one-click direct links from […]
What does Cyberbullying look like?
Cyberbullying comes in many forms, but the most common are:
● receiving mean or hurtful text messages from someone you know or even someone you don’t know
● receiving nasty, threatening or hurtful messages through social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat
● people sending photos and videos of you to others without your permission to try and embarrass or hurt you
● people spreading rumours or lies about you via emails or social networking sites or text messages
● people trying to stop you from communicating with others or excluding you from chat groups
● people stealing your passwords or logging into your accounts and changing the information there
● people setting up fake profiles pretending to be you, or posting messages or status updates from your accounts.
Cyberbullying What is the Problem? According to a recent study, our children are far more likely to be the target of a bully on-line than to be the target of a sexual predator. The results of such bullying can be just as devastating. This research certainly grabbed my attention as I hope it has yours. […]
Media & Ethics: CYBERBULLYING IN CAMBODIA (documentary film)
Here is an interesting video we would like to share. Please see and respect the credits given below. Ping Ann OUNG YouTube Video Published on Aug 28, 2016 English – Episode 5: The negative impacts of cyberbullying. This documentary video illustrates about the interviewing between the M&E crews with — Cambodian Singer, Nikki Nikki, Facebook […]
Cyberbullying ups aggression in kids Combined effect of both face-to-face and cyberbullying may increase the risk of aggressive behaviour in teenagers. Have you ever been bullied in school, college or social media? A new study shows that the combined effect of both face-to-face and cyberbullying may increase the risk of aggressive behaviour in teenagers. These […]