Bhubaneswar: Odisha State NSS Cell in Higher Education Department in collaboration with Odisha Police has organized a webinar on “Cyber Safety Awareness” today.
According to an official press release, the purpose of holding the webinar was to make college students and their family members aware of increasing cybercrime.
Shefeen Ahamed, I G, Crime Branch was the chief guest of the webinar.
“Lack of awareness and the will to augment one’s income in a very short time are the prime causes of increasing cyber crime which is linked with smartphones and the internet. We must be aware of the cybercrime and make others conscious to fight against such menace,” said Ahamed.
Assistant Police Commissioner Anjana Tudu who was the Chief Panelist in the webinar expressed that the internet is a two-edged sword.
Users of the internet in India have become 47% and cybercrime has become 40%. Greed and revengeful attitudes have become the twin causes of cybercrime, she added.
She advised to go to Cyber Police Stations utilizing IT Act, POCSO Act, IPC Act and Cyber Security Police. One can register FIR by dialling 1930 or through cybercrime.gov.in, she opined.
In his welcome address, Special Secretary of Higher Education Ramakanta Nayak said that cybercrime has weakened the backbone of the Digital World. State Government has undertaken an endeavour to aware people by introducing 34 Cyber Raths.
Regional Director, State NSS Cell Sarita Patel moderated the webinar and NSS Officer Ramesh Chandra Behera offered a vote of thanks.