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For the people proposing ‘net-iquette’ in order to stop or control cyber-bullying, the fast way is to get parents involved in the discussions on the subject.
Discussing cyber-bullying in a Social Media Mela 2012 session, activist Sabeen Mehmud pointed out that many students, who usually behaved well in school, sent threats to classmates online, which was worrying. She asked the panellists as to what they thought should be done on the subject.
Nabiha Meher Sheikh said during a research at a school, she asked students from grade three if they thought creating a fake account and putting up their classmates’ pictures was okay with them. The majority of them replied, yes. “There have been times when I was bullied by my students. They put my picture on a website along with my name and home address. The caption beside the picture said, ‘she is a call girl’.”
Jehan Ara, a lawyer and activist, said rather than limiting the discussion on online safety, suggestions for those affected by the problem should be put up.
“There’s no legal remedy for a victim. When bills are drafted, they are not focused on points that actually happen in real life. People need to get together in order to do something about it.”
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