Cyber Bullying: An Educational Prospectus Associated With Law
Aarti Tolia
Dr. Aarti Tolia, PhD Through National Law School of India University BA/104, Ayojan Nagar, Liberty Garden, Malad –West, Mumbai- 400 064. India.
Manuscript Received on December 11, 2014. | Revised Manuscript Received on December 12, 2014. | Manuscript published on December 15, 2014. | PP: 1-2 | Volume-1 Issue-3, December 2014
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Abstract: Cyber bullying has its roots in traditional bullying that takes place face to face in the real world, however cyberspace escalates the swelling thereby creating several challenges. The purpose of this paper is to upsurge the legal responsibilities in primary schools and educational institutes to curb the menace of cyberbullying and deal and heal with the cyberbullying victims. Cyberbullying is a destructive mode of social cruelty disseminated among teens and adolescents adopted due to various reasons. Placing obligation on the schools through emerging laws to abjure cyberbullying can gently instigate an anti-cyberbullying culture and hinder the problem. The core intention of the paper is to provide guidelines to aid educational institutes to embrace a mechanism to protect and minimize cyberbullying. Teens and adolescents are a delicate segment of the society hence rather than criminal liability more focus is placed on the educational institutions’ responsibilities.
Keywords: Cyberbullying, schools and educational institutes