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Action plan to rein in bullies

Safeguarding computers and tablets and holding talk sessions are some of the regular initiatives at Primus Private School

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Shaikh Zayed’s characteristics highlight how he was respectful to everyone’s opinions and views and his open-mindedness. He always stood with the right and made tremendous efforts in moulding the UAE into what it is today. Keeping in mind his sterling qualities, we, as citizens of this leading nation, have viewed Shaikh Zayed as a role model in every aspect of our lives.

The UAE has taken impactful initiatives to curb the acts of cyber bullying in the nation. Cyber bullying, including threatening, impersonation, fake accounts, is now termed as a criminal offence and these incur stern punishments by the UAE Cybercrime Law initiated by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in 2012, that states that cybercime criminals could have a life sentence and a fine varying between Dh50,000 and Dh3 million.

As cyber bullying continues to prevail among teenagers, the UAE has set up effective campaigns in every school, emphasising the importance of social media safety and the urge to inform an adult if anyone goes through the horrific psychological trauma of cyber bullying.

We, at The Primus Private School, Dubai, have also initiated preventive measures to combat cyber bullying - safeguarding school computers and tablets, and talk sessions with victims who have overcome this phase to share his/her experiences, that are systematically undertaken every year.