Research Cell, Delhi Metropolitan Education GGSIPU was invited by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Mehta Vidyalaya, New Delhi to collaborate for conducting a two day online workshop on 04.06.20 and 05.06.20 dealing with the increasing problem of Cyberbullying in India. From DME Dr. Isha Jaswal, Head Research Cell, Ms. Upasana Singh, member Research Cell and Ms. Akanksha Marwah, member Research Cell addressed the session. The mode of workshop was online due to restrictions placed on large public gatherings amid COVID-19 outbreak.

Dr. Jyoti, counselor, BVBMV introduced the panel to the audience and Dr, Anju Tandon, Principal of the BVBMV welcomed the panelists. The workshop was attended by parents, students and educators from BVBMV and three other schools namely, Andhra Education Society, Kerela School and Delhi Kannada School.

Ms. Upasana Singh opened the session by elaborating the benefits that the students and the parents will get after the completion of the entire session. She started with the basic definition of Cyberbullying. i.e. bullying conducted through electronic mediums. Further she explained the concept of bullying using different examples of bullying on can find in student’s story of Cinderella and also from cinema. Further she explained different types of Cyberbullying ranging from Cyberstalking, happy slapping, flaming, misrepresentation etc. She described all these types by explaining th different elements of Cyberbullying, i.e., Intentional act, Repeatedly done to cause Injury/harm via Electronic medium.

Thereafter Ms. Akanksha Marwah continued with the explanation of impact of Cyberbullying and also talked about all the parties that can be involved in bullying. She explained that Cyberbullying has sociological, physical, emotional impacts which ultimately affect the performance of the child. She also mentioned that the extreme consequence of Cyberbullying is unfortunately Cyberbullyside, i.e. suicide committed under the impact of Cyberbullying. She further educated the students and parents with the ways to use internet safely and about importance of respecting right to privacy. Interestingly she mentioned that the children must remain very protective about their password and that must not be shared.

Ms. Upasana Singh concluded the presentation by educating the attendees about ways to respond to an act of Cyberbullying. She addressed all the interested parties, the parent, the child and the School/Educators and highlighted that the most important thing is to Stop Cyberbullying and not to take revenge from the cyberbully. The first step of the victim or his/her parent must be to collect evidence of Cyberbullying and then to approach the authorities.

Dr. Isha Jaswal concluded the session by giving her closing remarks and thanked the speakers for the insightful presentation. She shared with the attendees that Research Cell, DME is conducting research in the area of Cyberbullying in teenagers for the past 10 months approximately and because of that we got the opportunity to understand the real problems faced by students/teenagers in India. She further said students in today’s technologically advanced era are required to be aware about the consequences of their acts. It is important that the students should confide in their parents or educators or any other responsible adult about any unusual activity taking place with them. She shared with attendees that during our research we came across a student who was being bullied for being a “beautiful boy” and how she helped him by making him comfortable with the fact that both girls and boys can be beautiful. She finished on the note that it is important for every child to remain confident in the even he/she is faced with Cyberbullying.

Then the session was opened for question and answer round. Relevant questions were asked by students, educators and parents to which answers by given by panel members to their satisfaction.

At the end Dr, Anju Tandon, Principal of the BVBMV gave a vote of thanks and thanked the panelists for addressing the attendees.

The session on Live Creation of Student Turnitin Accounts for faculties at DME was held on March 6, 2020 at 1530 hrs at the Seminar hall, fifth floor, DME. It was conducted by          Ms. Upasana Singh and Ms. Shambhavi Mishra, Assistant Professors (Law) DME. It was attended by faculty members of the Department of Law and was also attended by Dr. N.K. Bahl, Dean DME Law School and Dr. Bhavish Gupta, Head of (Academics), DME Law School.

The session was done to apprise the faculties with the details of creation of student turnitin accounts and focused on the dissertation supervisors of 10th semester students of B.A. LL.B. and BB.A. LL.B. batch 2015 – 2020. The supervisors were informed about the turnitin filters for dissertation student accounts as decided by the Dissertation and Internship Committee, DME. All the faculty members were asked to create their accounts along-with the directions given in the session. Subsequently the faculties were given an opportunity to ask questions and clarify doubts.

The session was successfully concluded.

The session on Live Training for faculties at DME was held on Feb 6, 2020 at the Seminar hall, fifth floor, DME. It was conducted by Ms. Upasana Singh and Mr. Varun Piplani from Turnitin. It was attended by faculty members of the DME.

Cyberbullying Awareness Workshop

Research Cell in Collaboration with Cyber Cell, DME NOIDA

On 18th January, 2019, a two faculty members and the student coordinators of cyber cell visited St. Paul’s Academy to create awareness around the menace of cyber bullying and its effects and impacts. St. Paul’s Academy is located in New Raj Nagar Ghaziabad. It is one of the leading schools in the area.

The team comprised of Ms. Shambhavi Mishra, Assistant Professor of Law and Ms. Upasana Singh, Assistant Professor of Law and the student team: Ms. Tanisha Sharma and Mr. Pranay Agarwal.

The team addressed around 300 students of 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th standards in order to discuss with them the modern social evil of cyberbullying. It was a highly interactive session with a lot of students opening up and sharing their incidents of bullying. It created a space of dialogue between the teachers, who themselves have also been subjected to bullying offline as well as online, and the students to understand the idea of bullying.

Cyberbullying Awareness Workshop

Research Cell, DME NOIDA,

CYBER Cell, DME NOIDA

On 26th November, 2019, a group of faculty members and student coordinators visited Bhartiya Vidya Bhawans Mehta Vidyalaya to create awareness around the menace of cyberbullying and its effects and impacts. Bhartiya Vidya Bhawans Mehta Vidyalaya, located in Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi, is one of the first public schools established in post independence New Delhi.

The team led by Dr. Isha Jaswal, Head Research Cell, comprised of Ms. Shambhavi Mishra, Assistant Professor of Law, Ms. Upasna Singh, Assistant Professor of Law, and the student team: Ms. Tanisha Sharma, Ms. Shubham Sharma, Ms. Megha Mishra, Ms. Lalima Das and Ms. Preeti Dhoundhiyal of DME Law School.

The workshop was divided into two sessions where the first session comprised of 150 students of 9thstandard while the second session comprised of 150 students of 11th standard. Both the sessions were extremely interactive and it was quite a humbling down experience with the students of the school expressing their motivation to take up Law as their subject in their graduation years. The teachers also clarified many of their doubts around cyberbullying and usage of social media platforms by young children.

Cyberbullying Awareness Workshop

Research Cell, DME NOIDA,

Cyber Cell, DME NOIDA

On 25th November, 2019, a group of faculty members and student coordinators visited Tagore Shiksha Niketan located in Mithapur Extension, Badarpur, New Delhi, to create awareness around the menace of cyberbullying, its effects and impacts.

The team led by Dr. Isha Jaswal, Head Research Cell, comprised of Ms. Shambhavi Mishra, Assistant Professor of Law and the student team: Ms. Tanisha Sharma, Ms. Shubham Sharma, Ms. Megha Mishra and Ms. Lalima Das.

The team addressed the audience of around 150 students of 8th, 9th and 10th standards. The students although were quite young to understand the gravity of their actions online, despite being extremely active on social media platforms, yet they were quite eager to share their experiences and problems with everyone. It was an enlightening experience even for the team members as they were able to comprehend the reach and influence of social media in the pre-adolescent children.

Cyberbullying Awareness Workshop

Research Cell, DME NOIDA,

Cyber Cell, DME NOIDA

On 23rd November, 2019, a group of faculty members and student coordinators visited the Salwan Senior Secondary Girls’ School to create awareness around the menace of cyberbullying and its effects and impacts. Salwan Senior Secondary Girls’ School is situated in the Old Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi and is a prominent landmark in the nearby areas of Rajinder Nagar and Karol Bagh.

The team led by Dr. Isha Jaswal, Head Research Cell, comprised of Ms. Shambhavi Mishra, Assistant Professor of Law and the student team: Ms. Tanisha Sharma, Ms. Shreya Bhatnagar, Ms. Megha Mishra and Ms. Lalima Das.

The team addressed around 350 students of 9th, 10th and 11th standards in order to discuss with them the modern social evil of cyberbullying. It was a highly interactive session with a lot of students opening up and sharing their incidents of bullying. It created a space of dialogue between the teachers, who themselves have also been subjected to bullying offline as well as online, and the students to understand the idea of bullying.