Maharashtra Govt launches ‘Cyber Safe Women’ initiative

News:Maharashtra Government has launched a ‘Cyber Safe Women’ initiative.


About ‘Cyber Safe Women’ initiative:

  • The initiative aims to spread awareness against atrocities committed against children and women.The initiative will also create awareness about laws on cybercrime. 
  • The campaign is to be implemented all over the state by the State Government in collaboration with state police, public relations department and cyber cell.
  • It will also create awareness against crimes such as bank frauds, child pornography, photo shuffling, online gaming, cyber defamation information and false information sites.

Additional information:

Initiatives taken by the Central Government to Deal with Cyber Crime:

  • Cyber Crime Prevention against women and children Scheme:The scheme was launched in 2019.The main objective of the Scheme is to have an effective mechanism to handle cyber crimes against women and children in the country.
  • The features of the scheme include online cybercrime reporting platform, research and development, and cybercrime awareness activities.
  • Cyber Crime reporting portal:It enables complainants to report complaints pertaining to Child Pornography or sexually explicit content.
  • Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre(I4C):It handle issues related to cybercrime in the country in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.
  • Cyber Dost: Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has launched Twitter account named @CyberDost.It aims to spread awareness about cybercrimes and normal precautions to be taken for prevention.
  • Indian Computer Emergency Response Team(CERT-In):It is an office within the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.It is the nodal agency to deal with cyber security threats like hacking and phishing.