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Cyber bullying – The Frontier Post

Cyber bullying – The Frontier Post

Maaz Jilani

Internet has taken the
world by storm since 2000’s but had already existed in 1990’s trying to make
its benchmark it has made now. With every passing year internet keep making
betterment not just into their speed but quality too. In this fast growing era
now everything is a tap away. You want food? Order online. You want cloths?
Order online.  You want to start a
business? Do it online.

Thus it has brought far
away people closer than ever but has also isolated many of us in many ways.
Earlier when there was no internet people were close to each other; their
happiness was from each other with eating together going out together spending
quality time with families. Perhaps in today’s world people have associated
their timely happiness with a few likes on Facebook Instagram and other social
apps which says to be connecting people from different parts of world but
disconnect habitants of the same habitat. Where internet was invented for the
sake of benefiting people it has many cons also.

Like making fake
profiles, passing indecent comments and cyber bullying.

Cyber bullying sometime
become really heartening whereas most of the public figures do not bat an eye
of what their fans has to say although a lot of the other people in our
surroundings get really affected by cyber bullying and it has shutter their
self esteem and confidence. Today it has become really a difficult task to
breathe into people that it’s not ok to pass comment that may hurt sentiments
of someone just for being cool for a moment they turn down someone’s peace
which haunt them later.

To present this an
organization was founded battling cyber bullying and tracing the criminals
behind those indecent comments and acts. National response centre (NRC) is the
latest introduction by FIA so people on internet who feel unsafe can have a
sense of feeling of being safe at least know that officers will be of some
help.

Anyone who held against
any of these crimes are liable to pay fine and can be jailed also.  According to the section 18 (1) of the law
essentially criminalizes defamation through any information system. Whoever
intentionally and publicly exhibits or displays transmit any information
through system, which he knows to be false and intimidate or harms the
reputation or privacy of a natural person, shall be punished with imprisonment
of a term which may extend to 3 years or with fine which may extend to 1
million rupees or with both. Spreading false information about an individual
upto 3 years in prison and up to 1 million in fine are both.

Not to mention this
section will not apply where offence is committed by a broadcast media licensed
under the Pakistan electronic media regularity authority ordinance (2002)
making one spreading explicit images of videos of an individual up to five
years in prison or up to 5 million in fine or both. 

Cyber stalking up to 3
years in jail or UP To 1 million in fine or both. Hacking email or phone
stalking will result up to 3 years in jail and 1 million fine or both. Hate speech
up to seven years in jail are fine or maybe both. Spamming will cause 3 months
of prison up to 5 million or both.

Published at Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:53:00 +0000

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