CHANDIGARH: How can I not become a victim of cyber crime? Is there any guarantee that when I visit an online shopping website after getting its login address from a search engine, I will not be cheated?
Curious students fielded a volley of questions as UT police held its first interaction session on cyber crime between children and cyber crime experts at St Stephen’s School in Sector 45 on Saturday.
Harman, a Class VIII student, asked Manpreet Singh, a cyber legal expert of UT cyber cell, how to avoid getting cheated while shopping online. Manpreet advised the student to always log in the online shopping website from its domain address instead of accessing the address from any search engine.
Students were also given a demonstration on ATM cloning. They were told that the chances of becoming a victim of cyber crime increased when they accepted friendship requests of unknown persons.
DSP (cyber cell) Rajesh Kalia said, “Most of the students said they used Facebook and WhatsApp, among others. We are targeting students who are 14-year-old and above. We have sent written communication to almost all prominent government and private schools to hold such sessions.”
Cyber cell officials also told them how parents and guardians of minor children, who at times unknowingly committed cyber crime, landed in trouble as SIM cards and internet connections were registered in their names.
The one-hour session concluded with suggestions to students to not accept friendship requests of unknown persons on social networking sites and avoid uploading personal pictures on sites, among others.
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Courtesy: Times of India