Dehradun| Manava Bharati India International School in support with Cyber Crime Police Station, Dehradun conducted a Workshop for it’s students on 30th November 2017 in the school auditorium. The topic of the workshop was ‘Cyber security awareness’.
Inspector Bharat Singh and Sub-Inspector Vinod Chaurasia conducted the workshop. They showed a presentation on Cyber Crime, detailing about its type, laws and punishment related to it. Cyber crimes are crimes in which the computer is either an ‘object or subjects of the conducts constituting crime’. Computer are easy to access and store a lot of data in a small space, which make them vulnerable to criminals. Cyber criminals may include children, adolescents, professionals hackers, resentful employees, etc.
Cyber criminals may threaten a person or a nation’s security and financial health. To ensure online safety, one should avoid disclosing personal information to strangers. This applies to sharing of photographs too. Latest antivirus softwares must be used and backup volumes should be kept. An eye should be kept on the sites that children use. Cookies should not be left unguarded.
The computer is a handy tool no doubt but unfortunately it has proven to be a handy tool for criminals as well. They also told about Information Technology Act 2000/2008, laws, amendments and punishment under it related to Cyber Crime. The punishment for Cyber Crime may go up to fine of seven lakhs and life imprisonment.
Inspector Bharat Singh further explained about the careful use of credit/debit card. They informed the audience that in case of any misuse of these , the victim should contact the nearest Police Station with the required documents.
The next and most important point of discussion was Cyber Crime and Social Networking. Students were made aware about the type of Cyber crimes which occur on social sites and about cyber security. The Do’s and Dont’s for Cyber security were also explained. Online games and their disadvantages for children were also detailed.
Mr. Bharat Singh and Mr. Chaurasia appealed to the students to read newspaper regularly and carefully use the internet to avoid any Cyber Crimes. They also shared important phone number on which a person can contact in case of any Cyber Crime. The number which is available 24×7 is 0135-2655900.
The Principal of the School, Mrs. Nina Pant thanked both the Police officers for sparing out time from their busy schedule and conducting a workshop on the important issue of Cyber Crime .