Nepal Police released a press report to warn people about the consequences of cuber-bullying, hateful comments, disrespecting speech and harassment. The cyber division and Central Investigation Bureau already has many rules regarding cyber-crimes in Nepal. Due to increased complaints and changing scenario of social media use, cyber-bullying, trolling are increasing day by day.
The press release was made public by CIB on September 29th. There is a rapid growth of use of technology, mobile phones and social media now days. Lots of news and updates are available on these platforms. Many famous and influential people, companies are present on these medias.
Police is receiving increased number of complaints regarding these sectors. The complains are mostly related to hateful, disrespectful comments, sexual harassment, cyber-bullying etc. All of which harm the reputation of people or organizations. CIB has warned users and people against these activities. They have clearly stated that these kinds of activities won’t be tolerated.
People or alleged will be penalized according to the law. Such activities should not be done in any platforms or websites. Please avoid from such horrid acts at Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or any kind social media sites. Nepal Police actively monitors such activities and they receive many complaints each day.
Most of the complaints are regarding duplicate profile, hacking, ruining reputation, threatening, sexual harassment, explicit content sharing etc. The Government advises people to not post any vulgar, reputation demeaning or useless comments. We have already seen people being punished for such activities in the past.
Home Ministry has issued such warnings in the past too. They also said people not to post abusive materials in online and electronics medium. Most of the online abusive posts mainly hurt or target the political parties, leaders and other famous people. Now days the number of online trolls and criminals are increasing.
People don’t realize how much someone’s words and feedback matter. Words hurt more and specially on online media they can destroy public image in large magnitude. Many people go in to depression and other problems. There are even some registered cases of suicide.
We are totally against abusive comments, posts and disrespectful contents. Constructive criticism is in its own place but trying to destroy someones reputation is bad. Online community should be very sensitive on this matter. We encourage the police to take good actions and advice people to follow the advice of system. If you are facing any problems, report it to the police fast.