CYBERBULLYING IN INDIA

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DRAWBACKS OF APPLYING STATUTORY APPROACH TO CYBERBULLIES

The findings of a paper administered to internet users aged 9 to 16 are analyzed, which focuses on cyberbullying. The data indicate that cyberbullying is part of an environment of violence among preteens and adolescents. While there are many forms of bullying, most of them overlap, online bullying is the most common. Cyberbullying is more common as people get older, and it tends to rise as people get older.

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can occur through SMS, Text, and apps, or online in social media, forums, or gaming where people can view, participate in, or share content. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation. Some cyberbullying crosses the line into unlawful or criminal behaviour.

With the rise of the internet, the bully moves beyond the schoolyard and into the virtual world, where minors are exposed to cyber-bullying. Suicides by victims of cyberbullying have sparked outrage around the world. Considering the growing threat of cyberbullying in India and around the world, this paper examines the Indian and stringent laws of some of the countries around the globe.

This paper discusses what cyberbullying is, their causes and repercussions, as well as the solutions available under the Criminal Laws and Information Technology Act and how to prevent it. The aim of this paper is to address laws that regulate and account for cyber bullying in other countries, as well as the importance of defining cyber bullying from an Indian perspective, enacting specific regulations against it, and identifying the experts necessary to draft such legislation.

The paper first addresses that what are the problems when we apply the statutory provisions on the cyber bullies and how offenders who are minors can get the easy way out and in cases where they cannot get the easy way out, then what problems can happen if they are tried with the statutory provisions of IPC and IT Act and why we need a separate provision to tackle this problem.

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