35% of cyber crime offenders are college goers, says IG Varun Kapoor [DNA : Daily News & Analysis (India)]
(DNA : Daily News & Analysis (India) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) With a view to inculcate responsible and safe browsing among today's generation, Emerald Heights International School organised an interactive cyber awareness programme on Thursday.
The school children asked the police official to explain intricacies of cyber laws including those governing Facebook stalking and password hacking.
IG Varun Kapoor introduced various aspects of the cyber world to the students in the porgramme held at Pragati hall of Police Radio Training School, Indore. He explained the students about how intentionally or unintentionally they can become a victim or an offender of cyber-crime.
IG Varun Kapoor informed the students that how the involvement of youngsters in committing cyber-crime is increasing day by day. 'Thirty-five per cent of the cyber-crime offenders in India are from college and five per cent are from school', added the IG. "While commenting or liking a comment or photo on a social networking site, you may unintentionally commit a cyber crime, as that photo or comment may be offensive under the IT Act. So you should be very careful about what you are doing," he said.
Citing the Information Technology (IT) Act, Kapoor spoke about the types of cyber offences that are cognizable and non-cognizable.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sudeep Goenka gave tips on how to make a strong password on a social networking site or an email id. He talked about various measures that if followed would protect them from becoming the victim.
DSP Sudeep explained how to use appropriate language while surfing social networking sites.Two students Oishee Dey and Kuhu Puranik were felicitated by the IG for their active participation in the awareness programme. The programme concluded with distribution of sweets.
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