Department of Home Science organized a Seminar on Cyber Crimes against Women. It is an awareness class about cyber laws and cybercrimes against women. Cybercrimes against women are increasing day by day. It is due to the unawareness of cyber laws and regulations. Victim of cybercrime could be the most traumatic experience for women. Internet is only for good purposes. But some people use the internet for doing crimes. In the cyber world, criminals can hide with fake identities and perform cyber crimes. We must aware of the cyber laws and do not get trapped by the criminals. The first thing is don’t contact or communicate with unknown peoples through the internet.
Cybercrime is any illegal activity that uses a computer or mobile phones as its primal means of commission. It is an offence that is committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal mind. And intentionally attacks the reputation of the victim. Also cause physical or mental harm to the victim directly or indirectly, using the internet. National Seminar on Cyber Crimes against Women gives you awareness about cybercrimes.
Some of the Cybercrimes are given below
- Identity Theft
- Cyber Stalking
- Hate Speech Online
- Fraud and Financial Crimes
- Cyber Terrorism
Most of the cybercrimes remain unreported. It is because of the hesitancy and shyness of the victim. And also her fear of defamation of family’s name. Many times she considers that she herself is accountable for the crime done to her. The women are more vulnerable to the attack of cybercrimes. The cybercriminals constantly threaten and blackmail the victim with different names and identities.
Women fear that reporting the crime will affect their family life. They also question whether or not they will get the proper support of their family and friends. And also thinks about what is the reaction from the society will be on knowing about them. Due to these reasons, women often fail to report the cybercrimes, causing the spirits of culprits to get even higher.
If you have found any cybercrime, then the first step is to approach the nearest police station or Cybercrime bench.
The department of Home Science organized a National Seminar on Cyber Crimes Against Women – Precautions and Strategies sponsored by the National Commission for Women on 29th and 30th of July 2019. The seminar was inauguration by G. Poonguzhali IPS, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Law and Order, Traffic Kochi). Around 10 eminent speakers spoke on the occasion. The seminar was attended by around 200 participants. Dr. Dhanya was the convenor of the seminar.
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