NCEASL educates public

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 1 2020

The ‘Digital Citizenship’ campaign, initiated by the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) through its platform MinorMatters, identifies ‘cyber bullying’ as part of Cyber Exploitation and Violence (CEV).

The campaign addresses this issue through two materials, each catering for different age groups.

First, the comic book, which has been designed, targeting school children, depicts the impact of CEV and cyber bullying on an individual. The comic also provides a solution by suggesting suitable individuals whom victims can approach to rectify the issue. 

Second, the toolkit explains that CEV is the use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) to bully, blackmail, harass, victimise, stigmatise, discriminate, coerce or in any way cause harm to a person’s mental, physical or emotional well-being. 

It categorises CEV as trolling, cyber stalking, identity theft, cyber bullying, and revenge porn. Thereby, it educates the general public, in particular the youth, on the seriousness of the issue. 

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 1 2020

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