Cyberbullying Awareness and Prevention: A Mental Health Perspective Symposium
October 24, 2024 @ 8:00 am - October 25, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
The symposium on “Cyberbullying Awareness and Prevention: A Mental Health Perspective” concept in Kenya represents a crucial step toward addressing the growing concerns related to cyberbullying, especially among the youth in a technology-driven society. This concept encompasses the following key elements tailored to the Kenyan context:
Introduction of Technology in Kenyan Schools:
With the increasing use of technology in Kenyan educational institutions, students have become more digitally connected both in the classroom and beyond. This digital transformation has accelerated the need for cyberbullying awareness.
Tech-Savvy Kenyan Youth:
Kenyan youth, like their global counterparts, are often well-versed in using various digital platforms and social media tools. Their digital fluency presents opportunities and challenges, making cyberbullying awareness crucial.
Cyberbullying Awareness and Prevention in Kenya:
This concept acknowledges the significance of creating awareness about cyberbullying in Kenya, recognizing it as a serious issue that can impact a student’s mental health. It highlights the importance of proactive measures to identify, prevent, and address online harassment in the Kenyan context.
A Mental Health Perspective in Kenya:
Understanding the potential mental health consequences of cyberbullying is central to this concept. It explores how online harassment can lead to stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges faced by Kenyan youth.
The symposium aims to adapt these elements to the specific needs and challenges faced by Kenyan students and educators. It focuses on the Kenyan educational landscape, cultural aspects, and the impact of technology on young individuals. The symposium provides a platform for discussions, workshops, and initiatives that promote cyberbullying awareness and mental health support within Kenya’s unique context, ultimately striving to create a safer and more mentally resilient environment for Kenyan youth in the digital age.