Will Cyber Education Help Against Cybercrime?

Why Is Cyber Education Important?
Based on today's world and cyber crime incidents taking place, the AICTE (All India Council Of Technical Education) and UGC(University Grants Commission) recently were forcing all technical colleges and universities to introduce Cyber Security Courses as a part of the syllabus for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.

Initially, this move was recommended by a national task force that was created to assess the national security system. The Cabinet committee on Security (CCS) set up the task force and assigned them the responsibility of reviewing the current security mechanisms in the country, including the processes, practices and procedures.


Just think! Is Cyber Education the best tool to fight against Cyber crimes?

Well, an court advocate and cyber law specialist Pavan Duggal shares his views about the Cyber Education. He who addressed teachers at the India International Centre for the 40th National Progressive School's Conference recalled a incident said that a group of students had hacked into a school's computer system and sent an email to their parents asking them to gather at the school on a particular day worth Rs.200 worth of Sweets.

And the parents followed as well due to which the authorities were in for a shock when these parents arrived on the premises with bozes of sweets.He further explains that this was just an innocent trick. But, it can get dangerous sometimes. This can lead to lots of misunderstandings and loss to us.

He also shared another such incident when students slipped a bug into teachers bag and gained access to her private conversations. The question is whether the teachers were actually aware of what was being written or talked about them. When inquired the teachers a few of them answered favorable.

When the questions opened the floodgates for many arguing doubts. They wondered how they could deal with caricatures and insulting comments in circulation, and what could prevent misuse of school networks by students. This made teachers and parents confront with serious issues related to cyber crimes and mischief's. Moreover, today's children are born in the information age and take to new technologies, he said.

"Their ability to access content, even objectionable, with relative ease, results in misuse. Around Nine out of Ten children and most adults don't know that their actions are punishable under the law", he added.

Mr.Rajiv Chandran, National information officer of the United Nations, India and Bhutan, said that the biggest challenge today was managing hate speech. He said "The Internet is the biggest propagator of hate messages and children and users are recipients of it".

He feels that is was possible by not mentoring them but by engaging along with them. He stressed that "Instead of misusing these tools, children should be taught to use them properly and useful manner".

Chandran also emphasized the need for helping children unlearn their prejudices as much as enabling them to learn new ideas. He says "We all have biases when it comes to community, religion, food, smell, thoughts, ideas and more. It is now time for you to teach children to unlearn those biases. As a teacher you are the first person to be aware of such groupism and community biases. You can break those biases. And this cannot be done by sitting on a high mountain of mentoring, instead by listening and engaging with them", he explained.

Well, this is how the importance of Cyber security is increasing in daily basis. Moreover, Today's world is quite biased, hence to overcome this we need to educate more and more for Cyber security courses.

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