Think Before Type (TBT): Improving cyberbullying awareness and preventing the cyberbullying among school children

04 Dec 2019

Think Before Type (TBT): Improving cyberbullying awareness and preventing the cyberbullying among school children

Project leader: Mrs. Nur Fadilah

Level of education and university: Master, Monash University

Collaborating Organisations: Dinas Pemberdayaan Perempuan dan Perlindungan Anak Sulawesi Selatan

Project Location: Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan

Activity Type: Training, workshop or seminar

Sector: Public health, maternal and child health, education and training

Project Rationale:

In today's digital era, social media and gadgets are the daily lives of youth, especially school children. Data obtained by UNICEF in 2016, as many as 41 to 50 percents of children in Indonesia in the age range of 13 to 15 years have experienced acts of cyberbullying (2016). Some actions include doxing (publishing other people's personal data), cyberstalking (revitalization in the realm of the world that leads to stalking in the real world), revenge pom (dissemination of photos or videos with the aim of revenge accompanied by acts of intimidation and extortion) and several other cyberbullying actions (www.kumparan.com), typing inappropriate words, and also body shaming. Considering the impact of cyberbullying that could have negative impacts on children, ranging from decreasing academic performance to suicidal acts,  it is crucial to stop the act of cyberbullying by involving all the related stakeholders to play their important roles in the prevention of the cyberbullying.

Project Beneficiaries:

  • 10 senior high school students (from 5 selected senior high schools) and 10 junior high schools students (5 selected junior high schools) as peer educators.
  • 25 stakeholders (representatives from parents, school teachers, NGO representatives, government, academic)

Priority Development Area:

Human development for a productive and healthy society

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