Us Vs Cyberbullying (a Part of G-AsiaPacific’s CSR)

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

The old adage is a response to verbal bullying in school playgrounds in the 1860s. It originates from a children’s rhyme to persuade child victim of name-calling and verbal abuse to ignore the taunt. However, words do hurt. With the surge of the digital age, internet bullies hide behind the luxury of anonymity and bash out mean things without thinking about the effect it has on the receiver.

Before writing any further, if you are a victim of serious cyber-bullying and are being pushed to the edge of your sanity, please visit this website immediately and seek help.


In their efforts to strengthen Cybersafe Initiative, Digi organized an “US vs. Cyber-bullying” event, partnering with MBPJ, MCMC, Generasi Gemilang, Unicef, PDRM, CyberSecurity, Protect & Save the Children, Women:Girls, and Childline.

Where was it held: PJ Boulevard (Next to Menara MBPJ);   When was it held: 1st of October 2016 (Saturday), 10am – 5pm

Having helped MBPJ change from it’s on-premise server to Google cloud platform (read about the press release here), G-Asiapacific participated in the event to support MBPJ and as a part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of raising awareness in cyber-bullying and cyber security.

Meet the G-Asiapacific team!

From left to right: Eddy, Jojo, Syikin and Sam (me! author of this post) in our booth (which includes both MBPJ and Kyrol Security Labs too)

I arrived half an hour early to make sure our booth was ready. This is one of the many slogans erected throughout the venue:

“In every way; in every language, NO means NO”

“Strong People stand up for themselves but the Strongest People stand up for OTHERS”

The view of our booth and our infamous Wheel of Fortune before the crowd comes in. I decided to take a quick stroll of the place with Syikin as my model/ photographer while Jojo and Eddy standby at the booth. Apart from Digi’s signature yellow colour cheering up the venue, there are a couple of things that caught my eye.

This Bus

The bus shows videos (clearer than captured by my phone) of women who are victims of sexual cyber-bullying. The lady shown on the screen is describing her encounters when falling victim to sexual harassment through instant messaging. Syikin and I stood there for a couple of minutes to listen to her experience. The messages weren’t pleasant. “Malaysia needs laws against sexual grooming”

Moving on, there’s the “I <3 PJ sign.

Another slogan board: “Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out online”.

A video of David Beckham talking about cyber-bullying.

In November 2010, David Beckham partnered with Facebook to combat online bullying, urging fans to like the page for Facebook Safety.

Hi everyone, this week, Facebook are launching an important campaign to combat online bullying. I want to add my support to this, as bullying in any form is unacceptable. […]” wrote Beckham on own his Facebook page 6 years ago.

Food truck

Electronic Scooter Ride

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