Cyber Crime Workshops – 2014
The Internet now plays a very important role in our lives. With the exponential growth of Internet use amongst us, particularly the students, it is essential that the message of the proper and safe use of the Internet is passed on early. As we propagate the empowering aspect of the Internet to our students, we must also make them aware of the lurking pitfalls in the ever-so- fascinating cyber world.
It is necessary to make them realize the importance of netiquette and how careless use of the Internet can trap them in situations they never expected.
Many problems are reported on a daily basis and reports indicate that most complaints are specific to cyber abuse, bullying, stalking etc. Young netizens need to know that bullying anybody or posting abusive and vulgar posts is not only unacceptable behavior but a serious offence as per the IT Act/Cyber Law. What is more important, they must also understand that nothing is hidden on the net and that everything and everyone can be tracked and traced on the Net if required.
The Netiquette and Cyber hygiene campaign was started by AIWEFA through direct contact, ground-up approach to reach the internet users by holding 3 hour workshops. The objective was to train the net users to reap maximum benefits from the internet while not compromising on their own safety and security.
AIWEFA has already conducted 6 “Cyber Crime” workshops with the help of Cyber Experts between December 2013 to February 2014. at CPDHE, ,B.Ed. Department, Lady Irwin College, Shahit Bhagat Singh College (2), Zakir Hussain College (all of University of Delhi) and one at All India Women’s Conference (AIWC), in collaboration with the respective institutes. These workshops were a great success as such workshops are the need of the hour. AIWEFA tried to fulfill the need by lunching the “100 Cyber Security Workshops “ in 2015.