Cyberbullying is often defined as an aggressive, intentional act or behaviour that is carried out by a group or an individual, using electronic forms of contact, repeatedly and over time against a victim who cannot easily defend him or herself. As the prevalence of virtual classrooms increases, and kids spend more time on social media, various threats such as doxxing and blackmailing are becoming more widespread. As a result, it is becoming increasingly important to be aware of what cyberbullying is and what forms it can take so we are better prepared to recognise it and nip it in the bud.
About PC Paathshala
As e-learning becomes the new normal, Intel in India has collaborated with the Times of India (TOI) to launch PC Paathshala, a unique industry-wide initiative aimed at enabling India to adapt to teaching and learning online. PC Paathshala will bring user-friendly and easy-to-consume content, developed and curated by industry experts, to teachers, students and parents across India.
- What is cyberbullying?
- Different forms of cyberbullying
- Risks and effects
- Psychological impact
- Preventing bullying
- Recognizing signs and seeking support
- Dealing with perpetrators & victims
- Involving other stakeholders
- Protecting your child/student in the future
- Free online resources
Mr. Rakshit Tandon has sensitized over 2.5 million students across India on cyber safety in his decade-long tenure as a cyber security evangelist. He teaches preventive measures to take while surfing the Internet, Information Technology Act and the remedial measures in cyber crime cases. Among other key positions he holds, Rakshit is the Cyber Security Consultant to Internet & Mobile Association of India, Member Advisory Board- National Cyber Safety & Security Standards (NCSSS), president- JAT (Joint Action Team) for combating Cyber Crime against Women and Children. He has also been assisting the law enforcement agencies in dealing with cyber crimes.
Dr. Prerna Kohli
Dr. Prerna Kohli, a four-time gold medalist, is an eminent clinical psychologist. Among several other laurels to her credit like being a public speaker, workshop facilitator, intensive research scholar and a social worker, she is an awardee of “100 Women Achievers of India” by the President of India. Prerna offers heart-based workshops and lectures that focus on life balance, self awareness, and inner peace. She also spends considerable time teaching life skills to tihar inmates.