The information provided in this Handbook is intended to create awareness among citizens especially students about various cyber threats that can impact them and ways to safeguard themselves against cyber crimes. The information, techniques and suggestions given in the Handbook are for general guidance only. In case you become a victim of cyber crime, contact your local police station or state cyber crime cell.
Information and communication technology has become an integral part of our day-to-day life. It has just transformed the way we communicate, make friends, share updates, play games, and do shopping and so on. The technology has impacted most aspects of our day-to-day life.
Our new generation is getting exposure to cyber space at a very young age. More and more children invest time online to play games, make friends, and use social networking sites and so on. In fact with smart phones access to social networking, online games, shopping, etc. has increased significantly. The cyber space connects us virtually with crores of online users from across the globe. With increasing use of cyber space, cyber crimes are also increasing rapidly.
Children are highly vulnerable as they are exposed to cyber space with limited understanding of cyber threats and safeguards. Children are in experimental age group. They like to experiment, learn new things and use new technologies. While experimenting is a good way to learn, it is equally important that proper guidance is provided to children so that they can protect themselves from adverse impact of cyber technology.
This handbook is for children above 13 years of age. It can be used by younger students as well to understand the cyber world
better and prepare themselves to be responsible and careful cyber citizens of future. The purpose of this handbook is to provide an overview of various cyber threats that can impact children and discuss safeguards that can help in preventing the cybercrimes.