A series of unique cyber camps are being conducted for children aged 8 years and upwards. These camps are being conducted by city-based Asian School of Cyber Laws (ASCL) and Data 64 Techno Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a company dealing in cyber laws and cyber crime investigation.
"The internet is a world full of information, friends, fun, education and sports. It is also a world full of drug dealers, porn freaks, cyber stalkers, psychopaths, kidnappers, cyber bullies and even recipes to make bombs," said Sagar Rahurkar, project coordinator, Pune.
"There are several threats that children face on-line. One of these is cyber bullying, which can lead to depression, substance abuse and even suicide. Another threat is from on-line buddies who can turn out to be psychopaths, kidnappers or even child molesters," he said.
"Often children inadvertently give away vital details like their parents' incomes, their address, even credit card information! This information can then be misused by criminals to make illegal purchases and run up huge bills," said Rahurkar.
"The solution is to make children CyberSmart. We would be making children cyber smart by acquainting them with basics of how the Internet works, IP addresses and the domain name system, an introduction to wireless networks, Firefox, guide to safe on-line shopping, among other things," he said.
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