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Cyber law campaign launched in Gurgaon across 14 schools
India is still in its infancy where internet education is concerned. Although Indians are becoming internet savvy with each day, yet cyber laws and the basic cyber ethics and etiquettes is not clear to most of netizens. Rakshit Tandon, Cyber Crime expert and Cyber Crime Advisor to Gurgaon Police said that it was in 2012 that 65 school children had committed cyber crimes. It is imperative to teach our school students how to handle social media and the computer for them to make informed choices. To do the same, Gurgaon Police with Rakshit Tandon has launched a Cyber Law Campaign in 14 Gurgaon schools on May 2.

Talking about the importance of the campaign, Joint Commissioner Crime of Gurgaon said, ''school children are the most vulnerable. This is the age when they are not matured enough, hence this campaign for educating children is very important.'' Adding further to the statement, he also said, '' if you notice, today, learning has reversed where parents learn from their children as children are more tech savvy than their parents. Hence, it is important that we sensitize parents with students.''

The main focus of the campaign would be to educate the children, to build a cyber congress (a body of students, which would regulate other children and clear their basic queries) and to educate parents regarding violent video games and files, which needs to be blocked. The campaign was lunched at DAV School, Gurgaon. Talking about the first day, Principal Anita Makkar said, ''700 students from 14 schools with their teachers attended today's session. Children as young as 8 years are using the internet and they should be made aware of the dangers of the internet.''

''Sexting is the new age demon, '' said Rakshit Tandon adding that cyber bullying, social media crime are also problems, which the new age students face. Talking about the first day of the campaign he said, '' we taught the children how to secure their accounts, remove spyware among other things such as e-commerce, importance of https and browsing ethics. We intend to cover 2 schools per day and this campaign will come to an end in December. We also aim to train the trainers of the students with the parents.''

Thus, it is very easy these days to create a facebook account, but very few of us knows the nooks and cranny of internet to secure our personal information, which can prove fatal in wrong hands.

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