Providing a Platform for Victims of Cyber Bullying
“Since this had happened to me as well, I knew how hard it is to raise your voice against it”, says Sanchita Vishwa after successfully implementing an awareness campaign on online harassment and bullying. With the advent of social media and internet across the globe, cyber bullying is becoming increasingly common. Since it is an act of power and aggression, cyber bullying exists Regardless of area of origin. Sanchita became aware that not only she but a lot of her classmates were victims of cyber bullying. She encouraged six of them to share their thoughts on online harassment on a chart paper and to share it on Facebook.
“Being able to provide a platform for victims of cyber bullying to talk about their experiences and for people to share their knowledge of the topic made me feel empowered and passionate about bringing out positive change on how we use social media and how it influences the world around us.” Having mutual experiences with feeling stigmatised by being bullied online, this Act of Global Citizenship resulted in the formation of a support group that provides a space to heal together.
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