Report Cyberbullying in India

It is absoutely importand and advisable to report every incident of bullying irrespective of whether we want to pursue a legal case or no.

Reporting needs to be done to the platform where cyberbullying happened via the report button provided and to the cyber cell as well.

It is unfortunate that there are no special Anti-Cyber Bullying Laws in India yet.

We presently have S.66A of the Information Technology Act which prescribes punishment for sending annoying, offensive, and insulting communication through digital and information communication technology. In cases of sexual offences against children, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 is applicable.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched a distinct helpline (complaint-mwcd@gov.in) to report cyberbullying, online harassment, and cyber defamation, particularly against women and children.

IF YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE ARE A VICTIM OF CYBER CRIME