Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives, especially for young people. Unfortunately, it has also given rise to cyberbullying, which can have serious consequences. In India, the situation is particularly alarming, with high rates of cyberbullying reported. In this article, we’ll explore the impact of cyberbullying in India and how Schooltalkz is working to create a safe and positive online community for students.
The Impact of Cyberbullying in India
According to a survey by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), 27% of Indian students reported being victims of cyberbullying. This figure is particularly concerning when we consider that India has one of the highest rates of internet penetration in the world. Cyberbullying can have serious consequences, including depression, anxiety, and suicide.
The Role of Social Media
Social media platforms are often the breeding ground for cyberbullying, particularly in India, where social media use is high. Unfortunately, many social media platforms are ill-equipped to handle cyberbullying. Comments and messages can be posted anonymously, making it difficult to identify and stop the bullies.
The Schooltalkz Approach
At Schooltalkz, we believe in creating a safe and inclusive online community for kids and teens. Our gamified engagement platform offers a positive reinforcement approach, encouraging students to showcase their talents and engage positively with their peers. By creating a fun and supportive environment, we hope to break the cycle of negativity that often plagues social media platforms.
In addition to providing a safe space for students, Schooltalkz also offers AI-based moderation tools. Our AI algorithms monitor all content posted on the platform to ensure that it meets our strict guidelines. We also have our own moderation team, who are trained to handle any negative or inappropriate content. Schools and staff members can also monitor and manage their students’ posts, ensuring that everyone behaves responsibly.
Cyberbullying is a serious issue in India, and it’s important that we take steps to protect our children. Social media platforms have contributed to the problem, but they can also be part of the solution. Schooltalkz offers a safe and inclusive alternative that empowers kids to showcase their talents and engage positively with their peers. With our AI-based moderation tools and trained moderation team, we can ensure that our platform remains a safe and positive space for everyone.