India Inc takes on Cyber-bullying!

Cyberbully victimIndia might have a solution.  A Global Youth Online Behaviour Survey released by Microsoft found that instances of children being harassed by cyber bullying are on the increase in countries like China, Singapore and India. Globally, India is third behind China and Singapore.  In fact over half (53 per cent) of children in India have been bullied online.  The Corporate world in India is taking its responsibility seriously and attacking the situation in a thought provoking way with its attitude that it is ‘better to be safe than sorry’.   Many companies have put processes and policies in place, as have Schools, but in India they have gone one step further. For instance, one company uses software tools — boardreader and socialmention — to trawl the net, especially Forums and Discussion Boards and Social media sites, conducting random checks on #hashtags and/or words and phrases that could indicate that cyberbullying is taking place.  This allows them to be proactive before things get worse.
Should parents and schools consider doing the same or is it an invasion of privacy?
India Inc takes on cyber-bullying with dedicated teams, Web tools | Business Line.

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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