ONLINE HARASSMENT: THREATS

OKAY THE AUTHOR WON’T SUGAR COAT THIS;

The anonymity and misunderstanding of the web has given the scope for people to go for online harassment without the fear of consequences.

The web can be a wonderful place, and is mostly, but it is a whole universe in itself and highly misunderstood by law enforcement and by basic citizens.

This has led for “trolls” to go and harass people online, often making people fear for their lives just because they can.

Cyber harassment refers to online harassment. Cyber harassment or bullying is the use of email, instant messaging, and derogatory websites to bully or otherwise harass an individual or group through personal attacks.

– Source: https://definitions.uslegal.com/c/cyber-harassment/

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Getting help: yourdost.com

The internet with its large connections has the potential to do a lot of good, and here is one example.


Mental health is a serious issue, and according to The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India: 46% of corporate employees suffer from depression. The World Health Organisation aka WHO estimates that 350 million people are affected worldwide.

read more about WHO’s report on depression here

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and has many causes.

The worst part is, in many parts of the world people go undiagnosed and it isn’t even taken seriously.

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THE ANONYMOUS THREAT

“I DID NOT KNOW HIM..”

fb-logo“I was thirteen and new to Facebook. My friend had uploaded a photo of my birthday cake and had tagged me with a caption saying that it was from my birthday party. One day I got a message on Facebook from an unknown person along with that picture saying “party mein kyun nahi bulaya mujhe?” (Why didn’t you invite me to the party?). Continue reading