Ministry of Home Affairs is implementing the ‘Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children’ scheme from NIRBHAYA funds during the period 2017-2020. The home ministry will train 27,500 police personnel across the country to tackle cyber crimes against women and children under the scheme. It also aims at setting up an online cyber-crime reporting platform to allow public to report complaints of cyber crime including child pornography to facilitate removal of child pornographic content in coordination with concerned ministries.
CID ADGP Amith Garg has participated in a three day workshop on CCPWC held at police officers conference hall Beach Road. Visakhapatnam city police commissioner T Yoganand, joint commissioner of police Dadi Nagendra Kumar, DCP (Crimes) Shimoshi Bajpai, DCP (L &O) Fakeerappa and others have taken classes to 125 officers from the district in these three days. The workshop proceedings are guided by N Sanjay, IGP of training at Amravati.
‘Cyber platforms are increasingly being misused by perpetrators to harass and abuse women and children for voyeuristic pleasures’ said Amit Garg while addressing the gathering. You are the first person to directly interact with the victim and should have thorough knowledge of gadgets and usage of Internet, he added.
‘You should restore the lost confidence among victims, on their first approach itself, to you’ said T Yoganand while speaking on the occasion. It is our responsibility to ensure the safety of women and children in this country. We deployed special technical force to work on this specific issue, he added.
‘The multi-dimensional structure of technology in the Cyberspace poses a great challenge in handling the complex problems in the Cyber Domain’ said JCP Nagendra Kumar.
‘We understand the sensitivity involved, on the basis of that our awareness programs and research work will continue towards curbing the cyber crimes’ said Shemoshi Bajpai. We are planning to introduce a toll free number to report the emergency issues regarding women and children in cyberspace, she added.