"Cyberbullying" in School and Its Prevention to Save Young Generation

“Cyber-bullying” refers to the act of using digital communication tools, such as social media, messaging apps, online forums, or email, to harass, threaten, or intimidate another person, particularly with the intention of causing harm or distress. It involves the use of technology to target individuals, often repeatedly and anonymously, making it difficult for the victim to escape the abuse.


Examples of cyber-bullying can include:

  1. Sending hurtful, threatening, or demeaning messages or comments online.
  2. Spreading rumors or false information about someone.
  3. Creating fake profiles or accounts to impersonate and humiliate someone.
  4. Sharing private or embarrassing photos or videos without consent (revenge porn).
  5. Excluding or isolating someone from online groups or communities intentionally.
  6. Participating in group attacks or online mobs against an individual.

To protect children from cyber-bullying, parents and educators can take the following measures:

Educate children about cyber-bullying:

Make sure children understand what cyberbullying is and why it is harmful. Teach them to recognize the signs and encourage open communication so they feel comfortable discussing their online experiences.

Set guidelines for online use:

Establish clear rules about the use of social media, online platforms, and messaging apps. Ensure children know what is appropriate behavior online and the consequences of cyber-bullying.

Monitor online activities:

Parents should have open discussions with their children about their online interactions and monitor their internet usage without invading their privacy completely. There are parental control tools available that can help in keeping track of their activities.

Encourage reporting:

Let your child know they can approach you or a trusted adult if they experience or witness cyber-bullying. Schools should also have a reporting system in place for such incidents.

Block and report offenders:

Teach children how to block and report bullies on various online platforms to limit their interactions with the perpetrators.

Teach empathy and kindness:

Promote empathy and kindness both online-and offline. Encourage children to treat others with respect and to stand up against cyber-bullying.

Get involved with schools:

Collaborate with schools to address cyber-bullying issues collectively. Schools can organize awareness campaigns, workshops, and counseling sessions to address the problem.

Involve law enforcement if necessary:

In severe cases where the cyber-bullying involves threats, harassment, or illegal activities, it may be necessary to involve law enforcement to investigate the matter and protect the victim.

We search and surf on internet continuously round the clock. It is essential to take any reports of cyber-bullying seriously and respond promptly to protect the well-being of the child involved. We need to provide a safe and supportive environment both at home and in schools are crucial in preventing and combating cyber-bullying.