Every form of bullying is traumatic for the victim, even if it is in the virtual world. Over the years as soci...Read More
Every form of bullying is traumatic for the victim, even if it is in the virtual world. Over the years as
social media platforms
gained prominence and became
, cases of cyberbully have increased, In fact, they become a menace in some cases..
Taking on the important and sensitive issue of cyberbullying, the MyGov’s Twitter handle has shared some information about how one can fight cyberbullying, especially during the times of Covid-19. “Here’s what you should know about
in the times of
,” goes the tweet.
It highlights the things that constitute cyberbullying: Posting hurtful, rumours and comments on a photo or
posted by others are classified as cyberbullying. This also includes sending text messages or emails that hurt the sentiments of someone.
Uploading embarrassing photographs, videos or personal stuff of someone on a
, social media platforms, without their consent might land you in trouble as it is also defined as cyberbullying.
Excluding individuals of different backgrounds from online forums and groups is also considered as cyberbullying.
At last, using someone’s password to access their social media accounts and posting inappropriate posts and contents to harass someone is cyberbullying. This also includes creating fake social media profiles.
It goes on to say that cyberbullying is a punishable offence under the IT Act 2000 and the
Indian Penal Code
. Victims can complain regarding cyberbullying on government’s helpline number 112.