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Empowering Students Against Cyber Bullying: A Workshop

On May 14th, 2024, The Khaitan School organized a crucial workshop on Cyber Bullying for its Class IX students. The workshop was led by Mr. Praveen Khanna, a certified trainer with extensive experience in internet safety and cyber ethics. The session aimed to educate students about the serious implications of cyberbullying and to promote the wise and responsible use of the internet.

Understanding Cyber Bullying

Mr. Khanna began the workshop by sensitizing students to the various forms of cyberbullying. He emphasized that acts of harassment, defamation, or ridicule conducted via technology or the internet could have severe adverse effects on students’ well-being. He detailed common methods of cyberbullying, including:

  • Posting embarrassing photos of the victim online.

  • Sending threats via social media or other online platforms.

  • Spreading rumors by falsifying information about the victim.

Impersonating someone and sending mean messages to the victim on their behalf.

The Reasons Behind Cyber Bullying

Mr. Khanna explained that teenagers might engage in cyberbullying due to various factors such as the perceived anonymity of the internet, social pressure, or a lack of awareness about the consequences. He highlighted that these actions could lead to significant emotional and psychological harm to both the victim and the perpetrator.

Preventive Measures and Responsible Internet Use

The workshop stressed the importance of using the internet responsibly. Mr. Khanna encouraged students to take immediate action to prevent cyberbullying by:

  • Reporting incidents to trusted adults, such as parents, teachers, or school counselors.

  • Blocking bullies on social media and other online platforms.

Being vigilant and wise while using the internet, including being mindful of what they share and with whom.

Interactive Session and Key Takeaways

The workshop concluded with an interactive question and answer session, where students could address their concerns and seek advice on specific situations they might encounter online. Mr. Khanna’s key message was clear: it is vital for students to take proactive measures against cyberbullying and seek support when needed.

A Commitment to Safety and Awareness

The Khaitan School remains committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for all its students. Workshops like these are part of the school’s broader initiative to ensure that students are well-informed about the challenges of the digital age and are equipped to handle them responsibly.

 

The school thanks Mr. Praveen Khanna for his invaluable insights and encourages students to apply the knowledge and strategies discussed during the workshop in their daily online interactions. By fostering a culture of awareness and vigilance, The Khaitan School aims to protect its students from the harmful effects of cyberbullying and promote a positive and respectful online community.

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