Jointly organised by Tamils Representative Council Youth Wing (TRCYW) and Mental ACT Ltd, this webinar on cyber bullying will take place on Sunday, 13 September at 4pm.
TRCYW is a branch of the Tamils Representative Council that hopes to unite Tamil-speaking youths aged between 17 and 30 with a common goal of personal and community development, while Mental ACT is an organisation that aims to destigmatize mental health and promote psychological wellbeing in the Indian community.
The one-and-a-half hour webinar will consist of sharing sessions from mental health experts and advocates from Touch Cyber Wellness (TCW), Mental ACT Ltd. and the MLC on the psychology of cyberbullying, the consequences for its victims and what youths and families can do to stop cyberbullying in its tracks. In the weeks leading up to the webinar, the organisers will also be releasing a three-part video series based on anecdotes from cyberbullying victims. The videos will focus on topics like degradation,
cyberstalking and troll accounts and impersonation.
Cyberbullying can harm our mental health and self-esteem, with virtual harassment having real consequences. How can youths and parents navigate this landscape, protect themselves from cyberbullying and prevent cyberbullying in the first place? This webinar will share resources and tools that participants can use to protect themselves from cyberbullying, as well as show the impact of cyberbullying on bullies and victims.
*Update as at 4 September: The session will feature a pre-recorded panel discussion instead, which will be uploaded on 13 September, 7pm. Those who are interested in reaching out to the panellists are invited to send in their questions via the Instagram poll which will be posted on TRCYW’s and Mental ACT’s Instagram stories on 3rd, 7th, 9th and 12th September.
The recording of the panel discussion will be uploaded on these platforms:
Media Literacy Council – https://www.facebook.com/Media
SINDA – https://www.facebook.com/mysin
Mental ACT – https://www.facebook.com/menta
TOUCH Cyber Wellness – https://www.facebook.com/TOUCH