Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can occur through SMS, Text, and apps, or online in social media, forums, or gaming where people can view, participate in, or share content. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation.
Cyberbullying can sometimes cross the line into illegal or criminal action. Bullying, on the other hand, might function in the same way it does in the playground: the victim feels scared and alone, while the bully attempts to avoid being caught. Those who engage in cyberbullying frequently target their victims with the help of a group of pals. They can invite people to remark on a photo on a blog or transmit an embarrassing message to another group of friends. Sometimes, these bullies aren’t even aware that they’re bullying someone. Online comments, photos, and videos about a person can make the victim feel threatened and upset. Because they can’t be seen, cyberbullies often feel braver, but it’s also the most traceable kind of bullying because there’s evidence that it happened. However, because cyberbullies believe that they can hide their identities online, persons who would not typically bully may do so online.
Cyberbullying on social networking platforms is the most widespread form of cyberbullying. When you want to chat, share images, and play games with your friends and other individuals who share your interests, social networks are ideal. Unfortunately, some people use social media to abuse and tease others. Bullying on social media can be difficult to deal with, especially if the victim is bullied at school by the same person. Online bullying can be tough to escape because it often occurs on your own computer at home. Cyberbullying isn’t limited to social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Bullying and making fun of someone can be done via mobile phones, email, blogs, online discussion forums, and websites. Bullying often takes the form of sending embarrassing and abusive text or video messages, as well as photo messaging and phone calls through a mobile phone.
Bullying isn’t defined under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and isn’t punished as such. Various provisions of the IPC and the Information Technology Act of 2000 (the “IT Act”), on the other hand, can be used to combat cyberbullies. Cyber bullying and stalking of women are punishable under sections 354A and 354D of the IPC. Section 354D does not apply to a guy who is the victim of online stalking at the moment. Other provisions of the IPC or the IT Act may, however, be applicable. It is past time for the Indian government to enact stringent anti-cyberbullying legislation to deter people from engaging in such behaviour.
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