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Awareness vehicle on cybercrime flagged off in Jamshedpur

Four-day cyber safety camp kicks off

Jamshedpur, June 14: Following the instructions of the Ministry of Home Affairs, awareness campaign about cybercrime has also been included in the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav programme for the prevention of increasing cybercrime in the city. Meanwhile, a four-day cyber safety and national security awareness camp started in Jamshedpur from Tuesday.

City SP Vijay Shankar and Rural SP Mukhesh Lunayat flagged off the awareness vehicle. These vehicles will go to urban and rural areas and make people aware of cybercrime. In this campaign, people will be informed about how to avoid cybercrime through street plays, quiz competition, awareness vehicle, poetry writing, painting competition etc. City SP Vijay Shankar said that its main objective is to make people aware of cybercrime. On this occasion, apart from City and Rural SP, DSP Cyber Jayshree Kujur, DSP Headquarters 2 Kamal Kishore Cyber Police Station in-charge Upendra Mandal and all police officers were present.

A growing number of people in the country are falling prey to cyber-bullying, stalking and hacking, thanks to smart gadgets and easy access to Internet. The lack of awareness about potential cyber harm and how to avoid is what makes young people vulnerable. Such instances can have long-term negative impact and may cause extreme psychological damage.

“People fall easy prey to all kinds of cybercrimes, be it bullying, hacking or pornography. Our job is to teach them how to stay safe in the virtual world. We have already conducted such workshops in Ranchi and other cities,” said an official.

The camp will conduct miniature programming competitions to test logical skills to showcase cyber security concepts. It will also discuss about the do’s and don’ts of cyber world and encourage students to use the Internet positively.

With the city going hi-tech, cyber crime cases are also on the rise. The crime has shot up this year, going by the increasing number of petitions and complaints that the police are receiving. “Jamshedpur is one of the most vulnerable cities in the country as people here are generally ignorant,” says Rakesh Choudhary, a cyber security expert.

A senior police official pointed out that people should be aware of the recruitment processes of major companies in order to avoid being duped. They should also come forward to prefer a complaint rather than withdrawing into a shell and being secretive about the whole incident. Their complaints will help save other people from becoming victims, he added.

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