Naina Jha is the Program and Outreach Officer at Patna. She is a PR professional working with Greymatters Communications. She has worked with hospitals, advertising and PR agencies and has been working with ICWA to educate slum kids since 2005. She has also worked as a freelancer with Gender Resource Centre, Patna. She loves working for the uplifting of slum children and gender sensitisation and wishes to make this society a better place to live in. She is a budding writer, avid learner, traveller, and a happy soul. A sociology graduate who holds a masters degree in human resources, she has a few more degrees up her sleeves but most importantly she is a mother to a beatific little angel.
Creating Awareness about Cyber Bullying
Naina Jha conducted a workshop creating awareness about Cyber Bullying for 90 students at the School of Creative Learning in Patna on 10th August, 2017. She writes,
“I conducted a workshop creating awareness about Cyber Bullying for the students of School of Creative Learning, Patna. There were 90 girls present for the workshop. I started by asking them what they understood about bullying. Most of them were unaware of the term. Few said that when someone threatens or teases them then that is bullying. So I explained that when someone has the intention to harm you then it is called bullying. Bullying includes shoving, teasing, intimidating, catcalling, whistling, stalking and other such activities with an intention of harming someone. Then I explained that bullying is objectionable because of the fact that it violates the victim’s basic human right to have a peaceful and respectful life. Bullying violates basic human rights. I explained with an example how bullying can be face to face as well as through cyber space. I elaborated on the various types of cyber bullying supplemented by data about the same to give them an idea of how grave this problem has become. In the end I told them about prevention and intervention techniques.
Then we had an open house where a girl asked about Facebook and Instagram’s privacy techniques. I explained how she could use them for her privacy. Another girl spoke about an incident where a guy shared pictures of her and removed them when she asked him to but repeated the same action regularly. So I told her to report it to her parents, the Principal and the police.
The girls found this workshop very interesting and it enhanced their awareness about the topic. They were very keen to attend more such workshops.”