Campaign against cyber crime in Kolkata

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Kolkata, May 22 (ANI): In order to tackle cyber crime, the Kolkata police joined hands with the Public Relations Society of India, Kolkata Chapter and Calcutta Telephones and organised a workshop here to spread awareness about cyber security.

Cyber crime still remains a vague phenomenon for most Internet users, as they are not aware as to what actually constitutes cyber crime and what laws are against it.

Most cases of cyber crime also go unreported because of the strong inhibitions amongst Internet users especially children and teenagers.

"We have been planning to launch a city-wise movement from the next month where we will involve the professors, It specialists and everybody to fight the evil of cyber crime. A lot of campaigns do not reach us. Young children do not report crime relating to cyber. So we are going to start a huge awareness campaign," said Gautam Mohan Chakravorty, Commissioner of Police, Kolkata.

There are incidents of tampering with pictures on the Internet, and other such incidents.

"This cyber crime whatever it is, hacking or pornography, it is because parents don't give time to their children. The children do not know what is good or right," said Deblina Choudhury, student.

Cyber crime is understood as a crime wherein a computer or network is used as a tool, target or source of crime. It consists of fraud, theft, blackmail, forgery, hacking, infringement of copyright, child pornography and so on.

There are hardly any statistics available on the increase in cyber crimes and the records are not reliable because net users, mostly teenagers and children, fail to report cyber crime.

As per reports three in four children online are willing to share personal information about themselves and their family in exchange for goods and services. And one in five children are argeted by a predator each year. (ANI)

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