Source: Written by Anith Adilah for the Malay Mail Online
The Cyber-Harassment Survivor’s Toolkit was launched through its PeopleACT initiative on December 31 last year. Image via Malay Mail Online
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 — For victims of cyber harassment, it is easy to feel helpless and vulnerable, or even to sink into loneliness and despair.
The spiral can be dangerous, even deadly, with instances of suicides stemming from bullying becoming ever more frequent.
The Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) aims to ensure victims would never feel that way again, with its Cyber-Harassment Survivor’s Toolkit launched through its PeopleACT initiative on December 31 last year.
Pooling resources from over 500 respondents and 17 cyber harassment survivors, the toolkit includes, among others, a step-by-step guideline to help victims overcome and survive cyber harassments.
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Launch and Panel Discussion
‘Let the mob do the job’ – a discussion on freedom of expression and religion online in Asia
Date: 19 November 2017 (Sunday)
Venue: Room KL11, KLTC, Level 2 Chulan Tower, Jalan Conlay.
Research in several Asian countries reveals worrying trends of well-organised and targeted attacks committed in the name of defending religion or beliefs against individuals and groups of people who exercise their freedom of expression. The internet, while creating spaces for discussion and participation, has also been used by certain actors to manipulate online images and messages to mobilise or provoke responses and actions that could be harmful. This session will discuss the findings in the report that covered Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and Pakistan and hear from experts on the context, challenges and opportunities in Malaysia for the practice of freedom of expression and religion online.
Report presentation by: Gayathry Venkiteswaran
- Sevan Doraisamy (SUARAM executive director)
- Fadiah Nadwa Fikri (human rights lawyer)
- Mujahid Yusof Rawa (Member of Parliament for Parit Buntar)
Participation is open to all and there is no entrance fee. Refreshments will be served.
This event is co-organised by the School of Media, Languages and Cultures at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) and the Association for Progressive Communications.
For inquiries, please contact Gayathry (019-7257970).
Source: The Star Online
Most parents are worried sick about their child’s safety online yet the majority aren’t doing anything to protect their kids. And, those who have, still aren’t doing enough.
WE aren’t doing enough to protect our kids.
A whopping 95% of Malaysians worry about their child’s safety online, with over 60% of parents claiming that their children were cyber crime victims. Yet, less than half of those surveyed actually acted on those fears.
Parents here are grappling with their children facing cyber bullying, online predators and privacy concerns, but only 48% have actually done something, reveals Symantec Asia Pacific (Asia Consumer Business) director Choon Hong Chee.
The measures taken range from basic steps like only allowing Internet access with parental supervision and checking browser history, to more savvy actions like installing trackers on their kids’ devices.
Protecting children online, he says, is weighing heavier on parents now more than ever before. Read more