SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES VIS-A-VIS HUMAN RIGHTS WITH REFERENCE TO CYBERBULLYING
By Tanvi Trivedi
(Student, LLM, Department of Law, Prestige Institute of Management and Research, Indore)
The majority of medical experts are in agreement that stress is the single most important contributor to the high death rate that modern society experiences. Stress can have negative effects on both a person’s physical and mental health if it is not properly addressed. It can be a contributing factor in the development of diseases such as heart disease, sleeplessness, and depression. It is a significant public health concern that cyberbullying can lead to an increased risk of mental health concerns, including psychological and developmental problems as well as suicidal ideation and behaviour. On the other hand, due to the fact that cyberbullying is still a relatively new problem, there is a lack of consensus among researchers regarding the definition and prevalence of cyberbullying, as well as methodologies for evaluating the extent to which it occurs. In addition, this paper examines the phenomena of cyberbullying from the perspective of human rights and identifies the international human rights instruments that are relevant to the study of this dangerous issue. The next section of the article is devoted to a discussion of the different demographics that are subjected to cyberbullying. Particular attention is paid to bullying motivated by homophobia, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as bullying that is associated with special educational needs (disabilities) and socioeconomic status. The human rights angle is taken into consideration in the following section of the article, which discusses the guiding concepts of anti-bullying programmes.
Cyberbullying, Human Rights, Mental Health and Depression
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