The Initiative

Respect Girls on Internet

Vision :
Safe and Trusted Internet for Girls

Mission :
Development of Community based cyber harassment protection mechanisms for continued development of a trusted Internet.

Why ?
People of many different backgrounds will be treated with dignity, decency, and respect on internet, and appropriate school, family and workplace behaviors.

What is Harassment  ?
Harassment is unwelcome hostile or intimidating behavior -- in particular, speech or behavior that is sexually aggressive or intimidates based on attributes such as race, gender, religion, age, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

What's not Internet ?
Harassment of any sort shall not be tolerated in internet. Examples of harassment include the use of offensive language or sexual imagery in public presentations and displays, degrading verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

What you need to do ?
If you believe you have been harassed, or notice that someone else is being harassed you are encouraged to raise your concern with peers, victims, predators and authorities taking preventive action.

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Respect Girls on Internet Project (2015-2016)

Community Based Cyber Harassment Protection.

Respect Girls on Internet  project address Harassment of teenage girls on social networks. Extreme cases of self-harm - is a growing problem in Sri Lanka due to cyber harassment among teenagers. In most cases young people are withdrawing from social life and digital society; the physical and/or psychological victimization affects their education and employment. Although national laws and procedures are in place for protection, there is a general lack of awareness, advice and resources available – in the local language - for victims to seek justice. The project will create digital content in the local language to raise awareness about the problem, advocate for safe and respectful online discourse, and train youth. One output will be a Cyber Privacy eHandbook for those new to the Internet, as well as for teachers and parents. A group of young people will learn how to create short films, digital posters, stories, and comics available online to encourage peer-to-peer awareness. This online network will expand to the real world with short film exhibitions and awareness raising exercises in schools. All content created from the project will be distributed freely under Creative Commons 3.0 online allowing for wider sharing, replication and adaptation across the world.


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