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Cyberbullying - Prabhav Arjun Wadkar - VIII-B


Krish and Karan were classmates but they did not get along too well. They were jealous of each other and did not leave an opportunity to put the other one down. Krish was smart and popular in his class and Karan wanted to undo that. Krish had recently started an Youtube channel and all the other classmates had subscribed to it. Karan, however, jealous of Krish’s popularity started creating Youtube accounts with pseudo names and started posting hate messages on Krish’s videos. He would say nasty things about Krish.

Since the COVID pandemic, their school has been conducting classes online and Krish would login with fake accounts and post nasty things about Krish. When the teacher blocked permissions for unauthorised accounts, Karan started muting Krish when he spoke in the class or evict Krish for the class. All this hurt Krish a lot and he did not know how to deal with this unknown enemy.

What Krish has been experiencing is a growing trend and is called as CYBERBULLYING. Cyberbullying is bullying with the use of digital technologies. It can take place on social media, messaging platforms, gaming platforms and mobile phones. It is repeated behaviour, aimed at scaring, angering or shaming those who are targeted.

Krish is not alone, the number of such cases where teens are being bullied by anonymous users on internet is increasing alarmingly. Based on a survey, kids in India have been cyber bullied the most with the numbers increasing year on year.