Cyberbullying on social media

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.

All you need to know about Anti-Bullying laws in India

This article is an endeavor to bring forth an overview of the state of Anti-bullying laws in India. These laws have been enacted to eliminate bullying in any form in different spheres like bullying at workplace, schools, cyberspace. That is why they are referred as “anti-bullying laws”. These are the key area of focus in this article. So far there are only some State laws which deal with bullying, however, there have been a persistent call for framing national law on bullying.