Our role in building a safe online space

Following the ‘Bois locker room’ conversation that went viral on social media, Aditi, a 16-year-old girl, decided to write on Instagram about the bullying and harassment that her best friend has been facing in school, and what she thought the school should do to stop such harassment. Even though she did not name her friend or her harassers, to Aditi’s disbelief and horror, her classmates flooded her post with comments to take the post down, calling her and her friend liars because she had not named the people involved. They accused her of trying to get attention. Aditi was upset and lost, she didn’t know what to do. She only meant to share her friend’s experiences to show that such things happened in her school too.

What was worse, Aditi’s friend stopped speaking to her; she had not responded to the post or her messages. Aditi was worried that her friend was angry with her because she had not told her friend that she was posting about her experiences online. Aditi did not know whom to confide in about her worries. She took the post down that night. What she believed was a safe space to start a conversation about creating change, was tormenting her instead. It had made her a public ridicule and possibly lose a valued friendship.

Experiences like Aditi’s are not new or unique. You may have heard of similar incidents too. The Internet and social media are exciting and wonderful because they help us have fun, learn, connect with new people and enjoy with our friends. At the same time, they are also spaces where people may feel judged for what they do or say. Much of what happens on the Internet and social media is public and can be easily accessed by others who are online. And things that we say online remain there unless we voluntarily remove them, and even if not, can almost always be saved through a screenshot. That puts a lot of
responsibility in our hands to be mindful of what we say. Imagine seeing a hurtful comment someone wrote to you over and over again – it might make you feel hurt, embarrassed or angry every time you see it!

The other thing about online spaces is that it also helps us be anonymous. While this is great to share a lot of things safely without being targeted, unfortunately online bullies may use it to mock or hurt someone without ever facing consequences.

OUR ROLE IN BUILDING A SAFE ONLINE SPACE

This could make us vulnerable, adding to difficulties we may already be facing due to low self-esteem, problems within the family and/or at school, or difficulties with friends.

If we want the Internet to be safe for all of us to enjoy, we must remember that an online space is very similar to the physical spaces in which we live. We know that bullying, calling names, and being
disrespectful are not acceptable in the real world. So why should the online world be any different?

We all have a role to play in keeping online spaces safe and welcoming for all. Here are four simple ways in which we can do this:

Getting consent: To obtain consent is to seek permission from someone for something to happen, be it offline or online. For instance, if you want to post a picture of your friend on Instagram, have you considered whether they will feel comfortable with the photo being posted? You wouldn’t know unless you asked, right? Also, consent given for one thing does not automatically extend to other things. If your friend consents to having one of their photos uploaded on Instagram, it does not necessarily mean that they are comfortable with you sharing other photos as well. Aditi, in the story in the beginning, didn’t ask her friend’s consent for sharing her story, and she is going to have to speak to her to regain her trust now! Consent is important every step of the way.

Respecting others’ opinions: In school and at home, we learn why values like respect and diversity are important. Learning these values also means understanding that often, others will
have different opinions, and that is okay, as long as that opinion is not judgmental, abusive or disrespectful. That reflects online too! Even in a situation where we do not agree with someone, can we share our opinions politely, without shaming or being rude to the other person? After all, aren’t we all always sure that our opinion is the “correct” one?

OUR ROLE IN BUILDING A SAFE ONLINE SPACE

Creating a non-judgmental space: Don’t we often not say something because we’re wondering how the other person will judge us for it? For instance, your friend may not say ‘no’ out loud about his experiences being shared online, because he’s worried he may be judged as not being brave enough. Or we might agree that what someone is wearing is funny, because everyone else seems to think so and they will make fun of us if we don’t agree! It takes time to build an environment where friends feel comfortable saying something without being judged, but it is very important to do that both offline and online, be it on a social media group or a WhatsApp group.

Not using offensive language: It seems funny and harmless to put words online, especially if one is anonymous. But how would you feel if somebody called you an “idiot” for scoring less in English? These kinds of words hurt, even if they are said online and by someone anonymous. Words that make fun of people for how they look or behave, like “chhakka”, “slut”, “homo” or “sissy”, are disrespectful, and can make the online space very hurtful for them.

As you can see, some small steps can help us make the online world safe and inclusive for all of us. We all have a right to be online without being bullied, ridiculed or harassed for our opinions and actions. Wouldn’t you agree that the world is nicer when we are more accepting and empathetic towards each other?

What is Cyberbullying?

If a person is trying to bully or harass someone else online – for example on a social networking site – it is known as online or cyberbullying.

Chances are that you’ve either experienced cyberbullying yourself or witnessed this happening to someone you know.
If you’ve read rumors about a person online that were being spread with the intention of humiliating this person — that’s a form of cyberbullying. Most often, bullying starts offline (school, classes, playgrounds etc.) and then carries forward online as well.

Sometimes online bullying and harassment is easy to spot. Someone might post rumors about you, make threats, pass sexual remarks, share your personal information or pictures with others without your consent or use hate speech. And other times, it might be harder to tell if you’re being cyberbullied. Especially, if it is being done by someone you know well. For example, if you continue to receive emails or text messages from someone even after you’ve asked them to stop. Or someone repeatedly passes personal comments online that make you uncomfortable. Even being intentionally and cruelly excluded from an online group comes under the banner of cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying can be summed up as hurtful peer behaviour that is being intentionally/deliberately done, repeatedly and with the intention of harming the other person — via a phone, computer or any electronic device.

How does cyberbullying impact mental health?
As we’ve discussed, cyberbullying takes many forms — and because it’s online, it can happen anywhere, at any time of the day or night, which can make it feel inescapable. Exposure to such bullying and harassment seriously impacts one’s mental health and well-being.

Cyberbullying can cause deterioration in mental health.
 Young people who have been bullied, online and offline, are much more likely to have a lower sense of self-worth and well-being. Being bullied is linked to mental ill-health conditions — for example depression — that are long-lasting. Research shows that children and young people who are currently experiencing a mental health problem are more likely to have been bullied online. Bullying also impacts other areas of a person’s life, such as their academic performance. Research data tells us that those experiencing cyberbullying are more likely to experience suicidal thoughts and behavior or have thoughts of self-harm.

Those most vulnerable to cyberbullying
There are certain groups of people who are more likely to experience cyberbullying on account of their age, gender, sexuality, ability, caste, class and socio-economic background.

Cyberbullying impacts certain vulnerable groups and identities more than others.
For example, children with special educational needs are more likely to be subject to persistent bullying. Similarly, girls are more likely to report having experienced cyberbullying than boys. LGBTQ young people, those from a migrant background or a marginalized caste/religious community, and children/young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds are also more exposed to cyberbullying. Children and young people with pre-existing or emerging mental health conditions – such as depression – are also at greater risk of experiencing cyberbullying than other groups. The vulnerabilities that these groups of children and young people experience mean they are more likely to experience cyberbullying.

How do others my age respond to cyberbullying?
It’s likely that you have witnessed a peer or stranger being bullied online. You could have either observed this happening and not intervened, defended the person being cyberbullied or contributed to the bullying yourself.

Witnessing cyberbullying but not intervening is called ‘bystander behavior’.
There are a number of reasons why you may have chosen not to intervene in cyberbullying. For example, you might have been concerned about your own safety. You might have been concerned that if you intervened, you would receive abuse or negative responses. Or, you might have not known what to say or how to intervene.

 What you may not know, is that not intervening or being a silent bystander, also adds up to cyberbullying. Because when we don’t speak up against these forms of abuse, violence, or harassment — we are silently ‘normalizing’ such behavior. Bystanders send a message to both the person engaging in bullying and the person being bullied — that the behavior is ok. And overtime this ‘ups the frequency’ of such behavior and the intensity of these acts.

 What are some steps that I can take today?
If you or someone you know is being bullied online, there are steps you/they can take to deal with the situation:

Reach out for help: If you are experiencing distress related to cyberbullying, reach out  to someone whom you trust — a friend, relative or maybe even an adult you trust — who can help you work through the situation.

Use available technology and tools to cut off the bully: Most social media apps and services enable you to block someone else. They also enable you to report inappropriate online behavior or material.

Report cyberbullying:The Ministry of Women and Child Development  launched a helpline ([email protected]) to report cyberbullying, online harassment, and cyber defamation, particularly against women and children.Most colleges and universities have a Women Development Cell (WDC) that you can contact to report cyberbullying.

Protect your accounts: Don’t share your passwords with anyone, even your closest friends, and password-protect your phone so no one can use it to impersonate you.

How can I get help online?
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing distress related to cyberbullying or otherwise, there are mental health resources that you can avail for free.

iCallis a national, free helpline in India that provides counselling via phone, email or chat to anyone in need of emotional support, irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation or race, and transcending geographical distances while ensuring confidentiality.

References:
https://youngminds.org.uk/media/2189/pcr144b_social_media_cyberbullying_inquiry_full_report.pdf

https://www.thebetterindia.com/71909/cyberbullying-it-act-2000-cyber-law-in-india/

https://www.lawtendo.com/blogs/what-are-cyberbullying-laws-in-india

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170221102036.htm

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5914259/

https://cyberbullying.org/Cyberbullying-Identification-Prevention-Response.pdf

Cyberbullying and Mental Health: The Twin Tower Problem

The world around us is unravelling amidst the Coronavirus outbreak and so are our systems and structures. From a change in the way we work or study to a change in just being, our daily schedules have changed, our worries have changed, and by changed I mean increased manifold! While we are struggling with a pandemic of global scale, a lot of us have our offices brought into our bedrooms and our school come to our night tables, and yes, having a dedicated study corner is a privilege that many don’t have! Schools are conducting classes online and it is a new experience for everyone involved. Students are now exposed to a lot more hours on the internet, parents are exposed to a lot more parenting as their children get schooled online and teachers are now forced to not just teach but also learn the internet to keep themselves relevant and useful.

With the advent of regular online classes, the restriction on screen hours have reduced considerably for children and this has led to several issues of its own. Uninhibited access to the internet can expose children to all sorts of harmful and offensive content as the web runs sans any borders and therefore, can be the perfect recipe for harming our young ones. Take for instance, the cases of cyberbullying which have risen unusually in past few months, the recent and ongoing bois-locker-room-incident being a case in point! In this article, I would try to flag three issues: (i) why we need to talk about cyberbullying; (ii) why we cannot talk about cyberbullying and not take mental health into consideration; and (iii) who are the different stakeholders responsible in tackling this situation.

Almost everyone in my social circle reacted to the locker room incident in the same way; they were not surprised and it was this lack of surprise that surprised me! It is absolutely heart-breaking to see the generation of my nephews and nieces suffer from the same problems we did. Multiple opinion pieces and feminist analyse related to this have come up in past few days and thus, I would refrain from repeating the obvious and similar arguments. Notwithstanding that, it would be suffice to say that the incident has shaken everyone from a lulling stupor and rightly so. While this awakening was long due and should have happened years ago, the moment now comes as an opportunity (sadly so) for all the stakeholders involved in dealing with teenagers, the internet and the rampant misogyny and rape culture in our society. In this ever online world, safety of our young girls has got to be everyone’s concern.

Sex education is the need of the hour as we cannot expect children to educate themselves over issues of sexual harassment, consent, rape culture and related mental health issues. Granted, that we have made advancements in past few years through sustained movements and on-ground work by dedicated professionals, however, the fact sadly remains that our core issues are still out there wreaking havoc in the lives of teenagers today. As stakeholders, it is our duty to have conversations around gender, toxic masculinity, rape culture and everything in between with our loved ones. This is because such locker rooms find a muted but close resonance in our family WhatsApp groups where the misogynistic and sexist wife jokes are celebrated. We must take into consideration that we can no longer brush things that make us feel uncomfortable and hesitant under the carpet and expect our kids to learn everything on their own and come up as a new breed altogether.

Besides its societal implications, incidents such as these also tend to propel mental health issues among children which often goes unnoticed. We cannot keep on propagating the myopic narrative of mental health issues being just an individual concern completely untouched by the social inequalities. The experience of feeling objectified and threatened by your own peers and even friends is not unknown to most of the young girls. There has to be a push towards having more and more institutional support measures in place. Mental health is still a taboo topic and when we add to it another taboo topic of sexual harassment, what you have is your typical family uncle squirming in his sofa with discomfort and pretending uncomfortably that all of this is not his business. An intersectional dialogue on mental health, gender and family has been long pending and we need to reach out to our children and talk to them about it and this goes beyond telling boys and girls to just behave!

In a world where misogynistic behaviour continues to be normalised in our online spaces, letting this moment slip from our hands would be an unforgivable mistake. It is high time now that we have a curriculum on gender sensitisation as well as mental health. School counsellors cannot solve this issue anymore as it is not an individual but in fact, a social issue. On the familial front, we have to go beyond burdening just the mother with the responsibility of having such conversations. Fathers and others have to lead by example in making their daughters feel safe and being a good role model for their sons.

In conclusion, the gist of the matter is that one must not lose sight of the fact that our issues are interconnected and we cannot talk about the mental well-being of teenagers and not talk about the sexism, rape culture, bullying, and social media’s multiple facets. A collective intervention is the need of the hour and we must address the individual and the structural together. As the good old feminist statement goes, the personal is indeed, political!

Ayushi Khemka
Co-founder
Mental Health Talks India

Hello, are you responsible #NETIZEN?

Internet being an ocean supports many applications and services including social media, electronic mail, mobile applications, multiplayer online games, Internet telephony, file sharing, and streaming media services. The technology had remarkable impact and transformed our lives in the past decades including children. Our children have access to different electronic gadgets that make them highly susceptible to the cyber threats and insecurities including cyber bullying, cyber grooming, online gaming, e-mail fraud, online transaction fraud among others. Awareness and sensitization is the first step towards personal and social safety and creating a safe cyber space’s for them in the ecosystem.

The dictionary defines #NETIZEN as ‘’an active participant in the online community of the Internet[1]”.  This is rather true, but participation is associated with responsibilities. Learn about it below:

A responsible #NETIZEN is a citizen who:

N: Never share password

E: Ensure to accept request from trusted sources

T: Think before sharing, validate the content is safe and non-abusive

I: Inform your parents/guardian about adversities

Z: Zero down, your previous mistake

E: Enjoy internet, but not at anyone’s cost

N: Never download/ upload any content without authorized consent

Understand that whatever you are told on-line may or may not be true‼

Declaration: This is the original written version of Dr Sanchika Gupta, Consultant – Public Health, New Delhi, India. For any queries, please contact at: [email protected]

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/netizen

Responsible Communication in COVID-19 Times – Dr. Hansika Kapoor

Just before you started reading this blog, you were probably on some social media platform (and yes, Whatsapp counts). In fact, you may have been guided to this blog via social media, which has become the go-to source for information and news in current times. This is truer if you’re younger, with old news media being perceived as boring and perhaps too objective; younger audiences are drawn to opinionated stories that may not necessarily be based in fact. This is a worrying trend, but even more so during times of crisis, such as the ongoing COVD-19 pandemic.

The very essence of information is continuously evolving today. In a post-truth society, there is rapid dissemination of all kinds of communication, with readers like you and me being caught in the cross-hairs trying to decipher what’s true and what’s not. However, there are some who wouldn’t think twice before clicking on forward or share on their social media accounts, almost as an instinctive reaction to receiving the message. Others may skim through or read the information thoroughly before deciding it’s worth sending on numerous group chats, because, hey, what’s the worst that could happen? And for argument’s sake, there may be a last category who go through the trouble of verifying the information online before carefully deciding whether the news is fake or can be shared.

It would be fantastic if everyone were that diligent, but the truth is few of us are. At times like the current pandemic, it would benefit if we were responsive to incoming information, not merely reactive. A reaction is quick and based on your gut; a response is slower and takes more time to formulate. Intuitively, fake news stories prey on the former, eliciting knee-jerk reactions often accompanied by some emotion (like anger, pride, horror). They also tend to align with what we already believe, creating an echo chamber wherein a subjective opinion gets reinforced through external communication. These are the basic ingredients for the fake news forwarding recipe.

Alternatively, if we choose to respond, we can learn to catch ourselves making these systematic errors in thought. Research has shown how we can achieve cognitive immunity to misinformation by, counterintuitively, learning how to engage in it ourselves. The study created a “fake news game” where participants learned six techniques used to produce misinformation: polarisation, invoking emotions, spreading conspiracy theories, trolling people online, deflecting blame, and impersonating fake accounts. By helping people understand what went into the generation of such news, they were familiarised with how to spot such news in the future.

These are tense times and emotions are running high. Responsible communication is crucial, now more than ever, given that social media is serving multiple roles in our physically distant lives. We will continue to use these platforms to seek information and news and we may not be able to control everything we come across. However, we can control how to respond (not react) to such information, taking the time to process and verify it.

References

Europol (2020). https://www.europol.europa.eu/covid-19/covid-19-fake-news
Marchi, R. (2012). With Facebook, blogs, and fake news, teens reject journalistic “objectivity.” Journal of Communication Inquiry, 36(3), 246–262. doi:10.1177/0196859912458700
Roozenbeek, J., van der Linden, S. (2019). Fake news game confers psychological resistance against online misinformation. Palgrave Communications, 5(65). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0279-9
Suciu, P. (April 8, 2020). During COVID-19 pandemic it isn’t just fake news but seriously bad misinformation that is spreading on social media. Forbes. Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/sites/petersuciu/2020/04/08/during-covid-19-pandemic-it-isnt-just-fake-news-but-seriously-bad-misinformation-that-is-spreading-on-social-media/#7c1f43057e55

Being and Promoting Media Literacy in Modern Times

We encourage the youth to be participative, take on significant roles in the areas of leadership and governance, be responsible citizens and contribute towards society. None of these functions are a possibility unless we guide and coach people, particularly the youth to be able to understand and use media which is a significant contributor towards how they perceive, think and feel about and respond to situations. There is an immense need for us to build a community that values and supports being media literate, developing the skills within the to be able to analyse and evaluate the information they receive.

The amount of media messages we consume on a daily basis is voluminous and it can get overwhelming for many to be continually exposed to a plethora of messages. Besides being overwhelmed this runs the potential vice of substantially influencing and shaping the views that are held by people. Additionally, it can also lead to the development of misconceptions and misunderstandings, fuelling thought processes that can be negative and detrimental not just to the individual but also to society at large. A bigger problem too can emerge when these same mechanisms are misutilized to propagate negativity, hatred, fuel anger, resentment and sway the emotions of young people.

To counteract the potential pitfalls that the advances in the realm of communication and technology have afforded us, we need to begin by encouraging the youth to ask the right questions. This then also begs the question ‘What are the right questions?’ When you are looking to equip yourself or someone you know with the right tools to be able to infer the intentionality of the media you are consuming start by asking the following:

  • Who created this message?
  • What is the intent behind the creation of this message?
  • Is this message from a reputed and credible source?
  • What assumptions underlie the media message which are reflective of their creators’ thought process?
  • Can this message be interpreted differently?
  • Is someone benefitting from the creation and distribution of this message?
  • Do the gains that can be accrued on account of the message influence the way it is constructed?
  • Has this message been manipulated through technological means to enhance its attractiveness?

Encouraging and engaging the youth to ask these questions guides them in the direction of building their own reservoir of understanding and the ability to critically think and evaluate the purposes and intent of the message. Being aware is to be empowered and to gain this knowledge is likely to shape the manner in which an individual responds on the basis of the information and messaging they receive.

  1. Being critical thinkers – A skill that is vastly necessary and valuable in today’s times, the ability to think critically needs to be nurtured specifically with regards to media. Pushing youth to be media literate encourages them to ask the right questions, find answers, letting go of stereotypes and redundant belief systems, all of which are crucial to their success.
  2. Becoming informed consumers – A large part of life is lived by many in a fairly mindless way. choices are made without necessarily thinking about how these are being shaped by mechanisms from within our environment, especially the media that is consumed. Being media literate supports becoming an informed consumer by understanding the intent behind media messages as well as who would benefit from them.
  3. Understanding multiple perspectives – Promoting and enhancing a young individual’s media literacy encourages them to be able to step back and even away from the received and believed notions. This allows them to be able to determine more possibilities and other perspectives to view the media that they are consuming.

 

  1. Understanding of the need to take responsibility – Responsibility and ownership are of great value in the context of societal living. Media literacy enable individuals to recognise the import of what they say, how they say it and the impact it can have. This can be a boost for them to recognise the need to maintain mindfulness about how they create and share content.
  2. Remembering the immense role of media – Most importantly, media literacy is what allows individuals to recognize the sheer number of media messages they receive as well as the various direct and indirect ways in which they receive these. It makes them more aware and sensitized towards how things work which is the first step towards also being able to determine how things can be changed to make them work better.

In conclusion it is of vast importance to inculcate and harness the skills, ethical judgment and sense of responsibility in youth which enable them to know, understand, analyse, create, collaborate, reflect and take action with respect to how they engage with various media and the messages they receive.

The Menace of Cyberbullying & Its Effects on the Mental Health of Adolescents

Tina came home, walked straight to her room and closed the door. She buried her head in her hands and soon after, the tears began to flow. She reclined in her bed and was soon howling when her mother rushed in, worried about what had happened to her usually cheerful 14-year-old daughter. Tina was crying so hard, she could barely get the words out.
“I had my period today”
Her mother was puzzled. “So?” she asked.
“My skirt was stained and a boy pointed it out to me and then everyone started pointing and laughing,” continued Tina, in between furious sobs.
Her mother smiled. “Sweetie, no one will even remember tomorrow, and who cares about what the others say?” she reassured her.

Tina nodded, though she wasn’t entirely convinced. She then changed and plonked onto her bed in her comfy pyjamas. She logged on to Instagram on her phone and saw that she had many notifications, far more than she even had on her birthday. And then to her horror, Tina saw that her newsfeed was flooded with memes and jokes about periods. Her nightmare of a day had become a virtual reality.

In the age of smartphones and tablets, instagram, twitter, whatsapp, etc. this is but a common example of cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying is defined as the harassment of an individual via a digital device like a smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc. It occurs over various channels such as social media, chat rooms, gaming platforms, etc.

Cyberbullying has existed since online communication became a normal part of our lives. But it is only in the past 15 years or so that it has truly risen as a very real threat for some of the most vulnerable members of our society, adolescents. This situation is particularly bad in India.

According to a 2018 study of 28 countries conducted by Ipson, India has the highest rate of parents confirming instances of cyberbullying, at 37%. More recently, a study by Child Rights and You (CRY), that was published in March of this year, reported that 1 in every 10 Indian adolescents are victims of cyberbullying.

So what is it that a cyberbully wants? What makes them thrive apart from easier access to technology and the Internet? According to our Experts at YourDOST , the Internet provides a person with anonymity which almost incentivises them by providing them with an added layer of security so that they’re protected from being confronted for expressing their unpopular opinions. They also mention that similar to Kleptomaniacs who steal just for the thrill of it, and enjoy the consequent rush, a lot of online trolls resort to cyberbullying for the thrill of doing it and getting away with it.

The most worrying aspect of cyberbullying is the effect it has on the victim’s mental health. It has a tremendously detrimental effect on their self-esteem. It impacts their behaviour as it makes them more fearful of judgement, and consequently they become more self-conscious about everything from what they say to what they do, and even their body language.

Studies have documented the significant effects that cyberbullying has on a victim’s mental health such as increased risk of depression, anxiety and externalized negative behaviours, as well as an increased risk of suicide. Of these, the links between cyberbullying and depression are the most studied. Not only does cyberbullying increase depression, but depressed children also seem to be bigger targets of cyberbullying. However, what is most disturbing is that most victims suffer in silence because they fear that telling on the perpetrators will get their Internet time taken away. This is confirmed by the CRY study alluded to earlier which found that of all the adolescents who are victims of cyberbullying, only 50% actually report being bullied. Another major reason for this is that most victims aren’t even aware that they are being bullied.

To fight the menace of cyberbullying in an effective manner, the next steps need to be to spread awareness among parents and children about what cyberbullying is and what are the means available to help a victim in cases of cyberbullying. When a case of cyberbullying is reported, it is important the victim is encouraged to seek therapy. 2 kinds of Psychotherapies are particularly effective in helping a victim of cyberbullying recover from its effects:

  • Assertiveness training: Victims of cyberbullying often need help in building their confidence to stand up to their bullies. This type of therapy trains them in the techniques to do so.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): Many victims of cyberbullying tend to develop certain safety behaviors in order to deal with resulting depression or anxiety. CBT helps them overcome these as it is effective in retraining the victim so that they may be able to change their behaviours or thoughts for a positive change in their daily life.

YourDOST’s Experts are available 24×7 to provide therapy and emotional support to victims of cyberbullying. If your child has been a victim, refer them to a YourDOST Expert today.