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mahek kapoor   26 January 2021

Protection against cyber bullying

Due to a fallout between Person A (16y) and B (17y), B posted screenshots of their conversations with A on their instagram story. B called A over 15 times on their phone but A didn't pick up due to the repetitive nature. B proceeded to insult and abuse A on their twitter account via retweets. What legal protection does A hold even if they don't wish to take a legal action?


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175B083 Mahesh P S   30 January 2021


Cyber bullying refers to bullying or harassment of any kind inflicted through electronic or communication devices such as computers, mobile phones, laptops, and usually involve text messages, phone calls, e-mails, instant messengers, social media platforms, or chat rooms. It ranges from the posting of hurtful words, derogatory comments, fake information on public forums or blogs to threats to rape or kill.

The most frequently used definition of cyber bullying is ‘an aggressive, intentional act or behaviour that is carried out by a group or an individual, using electronic forms of contact, repeatedly and overtime against a victim who cannot easily defend him or herself.'

Laws against Cyber Bullying

The Indian Penal Code, 1860 (“IPC”), neither defines bullying nor punishes it as an offence. However, various provisions of the IPC and the Information Technology Act, 2000 (“IT Act”) can be used to fight cyber bullies.

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