Online Free Mental Health & Legal Knowledge Supports for Cyberbullying Victims
The COVID-19 pandemic led the Indonesian government to impose regional lockdown in several areas as an effort to reduce the spread of the virus.
This policy requires most people to carry out their duties from home and have impacted many aspects, such as the economy, education, to changes in people’s behaviour and daily routines. Increase in social media activities as a way for workers and students to carry out their duties from home also increased the occurrence of cases of cyberbullying.
The vulnerability of domestic violence cases are also increasing due to the implementation of the work from home system. Not only that, the layoffs carried out by a number of companies and resulting in an increase in unemployment also affected the mental condition of the people during the pandemic. The victims of these actions need help, although current conditions do not allow them to go outside of the house. Bullyid is presented to enable them to get help by staying at home still.
Bullyid as a platform that focuses on the protection of victims of bullying and violence, took the initiative to form COVIDCare by Bullyid, for the rampant mental health cases that occurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bullyid provides free mental health support and legal knowledge assistance to those in need.
The lack of public awareness about this has encouraged us to make an effort, one of which is by inviting students with psychological and legal education backgrounds to participate by organizing Virtual Volunteering Programmes.
The programs are intended to help students whose internship activities are being hampered due to the pandemic. Students from universities that have collaborated with Bullyid can volunteer with us by providing assistance in the form of emotional and legal knowledge and support to the victims.
This program was also formed as an effort to support the policy created by the Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, Nadiem Makarim called the Kampus Merdeka.
“Too often we underestimate the power of a kind word, a listening ear, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia
Bullyid aims to:
- Listen, and provide you with emotional support in every single matters you have.
- Increase self-care and resilience in young people, equipping you to handle the challenges they may face during childhood, adolescence and adulthood.
- Increase awareness of law consequences of cyberbullying, physical and mental abuse cases, so then you know your rights as a victim.
- Encourage you to tell your stories, stand up and seek for justice.
- Improve your confidence, behaviour, attainment, and attendance.
“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro
We’re incredibly excited to be working with some brilliant institutions and some wonderful people – and we’d love for you to join the project too.
You can get your School, College or University involved by becoming our partners, or you currently pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Law? Join our Mental Health and Legal Knowledge Support Volunteering Programmes!