Flow joins Rotary Club for Anti-Cyberbullying campaign
The Barbados branch of a renowned global community group has joined forces with a bank and telecoms provider so as to tout information security while educating the wider community about online privacy.
Against the backdrop of the recently held Safer Internet Day, both Scotiabank along with telecoms provider Flow have restated their commitment by ensuring a safer internet for everyone.
Cyberbullying is considered a crime in Barbados if it involves threats of violence, extortion, child pornography or sending unsolicited sexually explicit messages or content to others.
Students from secondary schools are the main targets and Bertrand said they will be depending on adults to reach the Under-12s. She suggested parents should know their children’s passwords and inspect the Trash folders of their tablets, mobiles and laptops.
An anti-bullying roadmap has been created to tackle the issue by targeting adults, training and education, mobilising the youth and taking the message to the region through the Rotary Clubs and various media.