Presentation on theme: "Protection of Children in Cyber Space By Dr T.H.Chowdary* & G.V.Gopichandran+ * Director, Center for Telecom Management & Studies * Chairman, Pragna Bharati."— Presentation transcript:
Protection of Children in Cyber Space By Dr T.H.Chowdary* & G.V.Gopichandran+ * Director, Center for Telecom Management & Studies * Chairman, Pragna Bharati (Intellect India), AP * Former Information Technology Adviser, Government of A.P CMD, Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd., Bombay T: +91 (40) / (O); F: +91 (40) (O) + Former General Manager, Dept of Telecoms 405 Sreyas appts., Sindhi Colony Prenderghast Rd, Secunderabad – T:(40) ® FAPCCI, Hyderabad : 17 th May '09
THC_CTMSS411_May'092 Cyber Space The borderless, global borderless network of millions of computers and websites over the telecommunications infrastructure of electronic- photonic highways. Cyberspace is under no one government's control It is like eh Trisanku Swarga created by Viswamita; not on earth, not in the Heaven ( of Indra) It is like the all-pervading air and can be connected to, over air by PCs, lap-tops, cell-phones
THC_CTMSS411_May'093 Why Cyber space is becoming a menace It is accessible by cell phones ( not only by PCs) There are 4 billion cell phones sets in the world; >400 mln in India In cuber-space are stored information(s) of all sorts in text, picture & voice.
THC_CTMSS411_May'094 Crimes in Cyber Space Hacking, Physhing, frauds, terrorist networking are by and for adults. Children, youth & women connecting to cyber space are increasing; immature, innocent; indiscrete; so vulnerable to deception and victimisation. Anonymity and spatial distribution aid the ill- intentioned
THC_CTMSS411_May'095 Crimes in Cyber Space Laws and law enforcement vary across countries; so are definitions of crimes and scales of punishment Greatest difficulty in brining criminals to justice when the victims and criminals are indifferent countries
THC_CTMSS411_May'096 Cyber Crimes against children and teens On the increase Most in the USA & EU Girls spend more time in cyber space more risk of victims of crime
THC_CTMSS411_May'097 Types of Crimes against children & teens Cyber Stalking Cyber Harassment Cyber Bullying Pictures and personal details Manipulated for pornography Extortion blackmailing and flesh trade
THC_CTMSS411_May'098 Laws and Enforcement Numerous; determination & deterrence in the USA Congress Civil Society, IT companies are in coalition Part of Homeland Security Deportment In China-30,000 Cyber Police China's effort to wean children an d teens away from net-use China has de-addiction (Internet) clinics and counsellors
THC_CTMSS411_May'099 Cyber conduct for Students, Parents & Teachers (1/5) Respect and protect the privacy of others. Use only assigned accounts. Not view, use, or copy passwords, data, or networks to which they are not authorized. Not distribute private information about others or themselves.
THC_CTMSS411_May'0910 Cyber conduct for Students, Parents & Teachers (2/5) Respect and protect the integrity, availability, and security of all electronic resources. Observe all network security practices, as posted. Report security risks or violations to a teacher or network administrator. Not destroy or damage data, networks, or other resources that do not belong to them, without clear permission of the owner. Conserve, protect, and share these resources with other students and Internet users.
THC_CTMSS411_May'0911 Cyber conduct for Students, Parents & Teachers (3/5) Respect and protect the intellectual property of others. Not infringe copyrights (no making illegal copies of music, games, or movies!). Not plagiarize.
THC_CTMSS411_May'0912 Cyber conduct for Students, Parents & Teachers (4/5) Respect and practice the principles of community. Communicate only in ways that are kind and respectful. Report threatening or discomforting materials to a teacher. Not intentionally access, transmit, copy, or create material that violates the school's code of conduct (such as messages that are pornographic, threatening, rude, discriminatory, or meant to harass). Not intentionally access, transmit, copy, or create material that is illegal (such as obscenity, stolen materials, or illegal copies of copyrighted works).
THC_CTMSS411_May'0913 Cyber conduct for Students, Parents & Teachers (5/5) Not use the resources to further other acts that are criminal or violate the school's code of conduct. Not send spam, chain letters, or other mass unsolicited mailings. Not buy, sell, advertise, or otherwise conduct business, unless approved as a school project.
THC_CTMSS411_May'0914 Mould the Child As a cultured person who voluntarily obeys unenforceable laws and rules Who never inflicts pain on others Who adds to the sum total of happiness in the world Vodi ( Mother's laps); Badi ( school), Gudi( temple, church, mosque, Gurudwara...)
THC_CTMSS411_May'0915 US Experience Children & teens driven to withdrawal from schools & to suicide Lured into illicit liasons marriages & divorces Lured, taken captive and ransomed Drawn into pornography and flesh trade
THC_CTMSS411_May'0916 Form, create the moral person To know more go to And read the article: Safety Tips for Teens and Tweens Going to social Networking Sites in the journal, ICTs & Society of the CTMS: May 2009 Issue