Research suggests that cyber bullying is on the rise and there are not many laws to protect such incidents. But what is more troubling is cyber bullying is becoming common among school and college children. Not only boys are involved in such acts but sadly many girls are also involved in cyber bullying. Though the term “cyber bullying” might be new to many people, however, many people are going through it without knowing what it exactly is. Cyber bullying is an act of sending continuous threats or hate message or humiliating messages through emails or text messages. The person can also post such information on public forums and other websites to humiliate, hurt and embarrass the victim.
Victim might block such emails as there are filters available in email to block their id. However, cyber bullies can also resort to public forums and other websites where the contents are not checked. Usually these are done by rival gang or people who want to cause hurt and humiliation to the other person. A relationship or friendship gone wrong can trigger such reaction. As it involves young children, the issue becomes complicated. Sharing of personal information and other gory details in the public forum had also lead to cases where the victim commits suicide. Cyber bullying needs to be taken more seriously and laws should be brought to prevent such incidents. However, this is not easy as the news of such information posted spreads like wild fire among youngsters and the damage is already done before any action can be taken. Educational institutes can bring out policies on such crimes and strict action on such people can help reduce such incidents.