Workshop on Cyber Crime and Cyber Law - Class VII - IX | 12th July,2013

Workshop on Cyber Crime and Cyber Law

Class : VII-IX

Event date : July 12, 2013

A workshop on Cyber crimes and Cyber law was held for classes 7-9 on 12th July 2013.It was organized by NIE and was conducted by Mr.Ashley Eates and his colleagues from the Asian School of Cyber Law. Mr.Ashley Eates is an alumnus of The Bishop's School, Pune and the Poona College of Arts, Science and Commerce. He has taught at The Bishop's School, Pune for 10 years, after completing a Diploma in Education through The Mt.Hermon College of Education, Darjeeling.

The session started with students sharing their views on the term “cyber space”. Cyber space in simple terms means anything associated with Internet and the diverse internet culture. Cyber space has encompassed all walks of life all over the world and has actually brought transition from paper to paperless world. Instances where a computer is used to commit a crime and is no longer limited to a particular space, time or group of people, comes under the purview of cyber law. Due to the anonymous nature of Internet, it is possible to engage into a variety of criminal activities with impunity and people have been grossly misusing this aspect of the internet to perpetuate criminal activities in cyber space. Hence stringent laws to regulate such crimes need to exist.

Later the terms viruses, trojans, worms etc were also discussed. The session helped to create awareness among students as to what should be or should not be shared in public. They also understood that sending threatening or taunting messages via email, text, or breaking into an email account or stealing online identity to hurt and humiliate somebody will tantamount to cyber bullying. The session also addressed the tips to prevent hacking such as: using hard-to-guess passwords, not opening mails or attachments from strangers, not sharing personal details on internet, if on a Wi-Fi network password protect the same , reevaluating security regularly etc.

Students understood that cyber law is important because it touches almost all aspects of transactions and activities on and concerning the Internet, the World Wide Web and Cyberspace. Whether we realize it or not, every action and every reaction in Cyberspace has some legal and Cyber legal perspectives. They enjoyed the session as it was interactive and informative at the same time.