The Citizens’ Constitutional Forum is concerned with the continuing cyber bullying issues in the country.
CCF’s CEO Bulutani Mataitawakilai says Fiji and the rest of the developing world has faced these issues across many social media platforms, with the latest emerging after the circulation of a video involving a minor.
He says the recent spike in cyber bullying related to the locally recorded video that was circulated on social media is alarming.
Mataitawakilai says any form of bullying, be it cyber or traditional is a violation of Human Rights, in particular the right to live in a safe, respected and secure environment that is free from violence.
Mataitawakilai has called on the young people to exercise responsibly when accessing social media platforms as the right to expression is not a defense of bullying behavior, cyber or otherwise.
He adds that Cyber bullying degrades an individual by psychologically paralyzing his/her spirit.
The CCF is calling on parents, families, school administrators, community leaders, faith based leaders, young people, policy makers, corporate bodies and Civil Society Organisations to take a strong stand and speak out against Cyber bullying in all its forms.
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