Cyber Safe Movement: Week-long cyber safety drive by Maharashtra Cyber Police begins

In order to ensure adequate awareness amongst the women, the state cyber police will hold interactive sessions with relevant sections of the society, which will be in the form of presentations, case studies and lectures

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In an attempt to curb cyber crimes and raise awareness about the same, Maharashtra Cyber Police kickstarted a week-long ‘Cyber Safe Movement’ recently, across the state. The initiative has been launched in in 34 districts and 90 places keeping in mind the increasing number of cases targeting children and women.

The cyber crimes consist of stalking, picture morphing, online abuse and defamation, sextortion, pornography and child pornography, matrimonial and dating apps fraud. With an aim to ensure adequate awareness amongst the women, the state cyber police will hold interactive sessions with relevant sections of the society, which will be in the form of presentations, case studies and lectures.

Balsing Rajput told FPJ that the presentations will consist of a minute-long byte of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar along with deputy chairperson of Maharashtra Legislative Council Neelam Gorhe. He further added that they have tied up with several schools, colleges and non-government organisation (NGO), who will be taught to discriminate good from bad and legitimate from fake on the cyberspace.

Along with this, the state cyber police have also associated with press clubs and press associations from different cities, to spread the word on a larger scale.

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