Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Anti bullying laws

     Anti-bullying Laws for Schools, Colleges and Cyber Identity are not so clear to people. Bullying is used typically to force any one to do anything using superior strength or intimidate someone. Since decades people are falling prey to bullying, not only in school but even in colleges there are bullies who love to make fun of his/her mates.

What they didn’t realize is that they are not only causing physical harm to the victim but he also suffers from emotional or mental trauma. From being pushed on the playgrounds and torment in the classroom many people must have experienced it and think this is no big deal to create an issue out of it. In the fast paced world with all the new technologies and inventions to make life comfortable day by day. The internet has taken the bullying to the next level. There is a serious need to have a strong legislation on Anti-bullying laws in India. Government of India is taking steps to conquer bullying in school, colleges and in internet.

    Government of India in order to stop bullying has enacted a regulation called “UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Education Institutions, 2009” which has been applied to all the colleges or higher education institutions.

    India’s anti-ragging laws lead to immediate arrests of those who are caught ragging. FIR: The victim can avail thirteen provisions under Indian Penal Code if he has been ragged or bullied and can register an FIR (first information report) in the police station under the area where the crime has taken place. The person can apply various Indian section of Laws.

    Former HRD minister formed a committee of academic and mental health experts to analyze ragging in schools and measures to stop it.

CBSE School Bullying Protection Law:

With the increasing events of bullying and cyber crime, the CBSE guides all its affiliated schools to follow following guidelines:

Form a Committee: A committee which deals with case of bullying and ragging.

Ragging In School: If any student is found ragging or bullying will be a given a written warning and the consequence can also lead to rustication of the particular student.

School Notice Board: Put a notice on a display board warning students of strict action taken if anyone found ragging or bullying someone.

Committee Members: Committee members should include the vice- principal, a senior teacher, doctor, counsellor, parent-teacher representative, school management representative, legal representative and peer educators.

    Cyber bullying is defined as ‘the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature’.    

Different Type of Cyber-bullying:

  • Posting humiliating pictures of the victim.

  • Hacking the victim’s account.

  • Sending or posting mean and vulgar messages online.

  • Threats of violence.

  • Phone calls by stalker.

  • Threats of child pornography.

After Effects: The victim can also observe threats of violence or phone calls by stalker or threats of child pornography.

    Supreme Court’s cyber law expert, Pavan Duggal said that, “Currently there are no laws in India pertaining to cyber bullying. It is indeed correct that there have been reports of a couple of suicides having been committed by individuals due to cyber bullying. Cyber bullying is also taking serious roots in India. This is also so given the pent- up tendency amongst people in this part of the world to give vent to their suppressed feelings”

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