Letters to the Editor: Need for strict measures against social media trolling
The alarming rise in social media trolling is pushing individuals to the brink of depression and even suicide.
Need for strict measures against social media trolling
The alarming rise in social media trolling is pushing individuals to the brink of depression and even suicide. The pervasive nature of online harassment has reached a point where limits are being dangerously crossed.
It is disheartening to see how the anonymity provided by social media platforms emboldens individuals to engage in harmful trolling, often causing severe emotional distress to their targets. The consequences of such actions can be devastating, leading to mental health issues and, in extreme cases, even tragic outcomes. In light of these disturbing trends, I urge the authorities to take swift and strict action against those responsible for engaging in online harassment. Implementing robust measures to identify and penalize trolls can serve as a deterrent, fostering a safer and more supportive online environment.
Additionally, there is a pressing need for increased awareness campaigns to educate users about the impact of their words and actions on others. Promoting empathy and respect within online communities can contribute to a more positive digital culture. It is crucial that we address this issue promptly to prevent further harm to individuals who fall victim to online trolling. Our collective responsibility extends to creating a virtual space that encourages healthy discourse rather than fostering an environment that can have severe real-world consequences.
Krishna Baro, Tihu
Impact of cinema on life
Cinema is an extremely popular source of entertainment across the world. Every year, many films are made, and people watch them in large numbers. Cinema impacts our lives in both positive and negative ways. Like everything in this world, cinema also has positive and negative effects on our lives. While some movies can change our thinking for the better, others can evoke emotion, pain, or fear. Despite regulatory mechanisms being in place, a good amount of violence and other illegal and immoral activities are displayed in films nowadays. Although these activities do not have much effect on mature adults, they can still have adverse effects on children or teenagers. At a young age, children are unable to make the right decisions and are easily influenced by what is shown in cinema.
Gauhati University, Guwahati