The presiding officers of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on Thursday expressed concern over ‘cyber bullying’ affecting the youth, saying statistics show India is a leading region in such cases. Inaugurating the 19th Annual Zone-3 Conference of ‘Commonwealth Parliamentary Association-India Region’ here, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that cyberbullying is extremely relevant in today’s context as many people Especially teenagers and youth are getting affected by it.
“The best way to fight cyberbullying is by enacting laws and (creating awareness),” he said. “Use of information technology to improve efficiency in governance and betterment of people’s lives,” the Speaker said. should be known, but at the same time safeguards should be taken to protect institutions and people from its flaws.
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Expressing similar views, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh said that the mission of adopting new digital technologies to become a digitally empowered nation also has a downside like ‘cyber bullying’. Harivansh said, “Global data shows India as the leading region in cyberbullying cases.” He hoped that the conference would find a solution to this emerging concern. ‘Cyber bullying’ and drug abuse are two topics that will be discussed at the two-day conference beginning on Thursday. Harivansh also expressed concern about drug abuse and said that India is the “youngest nation” in the world and policy makers should work to root out this problem.
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