August 23rd, 2016
Bullying is when someone is being hurt either by words or actions, feels bad because of it, and has a hard time stopping what is happening to them.Bullies have been around forever, but technology now gives them a whole new platform for their actions.
Cyberbullying is the use of technology like the internet,email, cell phones, social media or pictures to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target a person. Usually, it occurs among young people.But when an adult is involved, it may mean cyber harassment or cyber stalking, a crime that can have legal consequences and also include imprisonment.
- Sending inappropriate text messages.
- Posting statements online that are vulgar or unacceptable.
- Sending or posting pictures that are not permitted by you.
- Making negative comments.
- Blackmailing with certain demands.
- Stalking and use of intimidation.
- Threats of violence or death.
- Sexually explicit photos or descriptions, which is considered pornography.
- Secretly-recorded photos or videos that were taken without the subject’s knowledge.
- Hate-related communications or actions.
Cyberbullying or bullying of any type is against the law. It can have horrible outcomes that will hurt others and sometimes it can lead to crimes, revenge, murders or even cause deaths to innocents that had nothing to do with it in the first place.
We don’t have a right to cause any pain to any person for whatever reason. And we have all the rights to complain against those who are harming us in that way. In 2013, Indian Parliament made amendments to the Indian Penal Code and introduced cyberstalking as a criminal offence.
Stalking has been defined as a man who follows or contacts a woman, despite the clear indication of disinterest to such contact by the woman, or monitoring of the use of the Internet or electronic communication of a woman. A man committing the offence of stalking would be liable for imprisonment up to three years for the first offence, and shall also be punishable by fine and for any subsequent conviction would be liable for imprisonment up to five years and with fine.