Booklet on cyber safety by Government!

Booklet on cyber safety by Government!

A booklet on cyber safety has been out bythe Union Home Ministry for teenagers who try to address their increased use of smartphones, online gaming, social media and fake news.The 38-page booklet, titled "A Handbook for Students on Cyber Safety", also deals with the problems of cyber bullying and email fraud. Before forwarding or sharing any message on social media or messaging app, check it on other sources also to confirm its authenticity. After the circulation of fake posts spreading on social media platforms more than 30 people, mostly in May and June, were lynched. Following this, the government, prodded by the Supreme Court, in September 2018 set up a Group of Ministers headed by Rajnath Singh to look into how these incidents can be checked. For checking the rapid growth of cyber crimes and cyber threats The Home Ministry last year set up a Cyber and Information Security division. Now it aims to introduce the cyber crime handbook in schools as a component of the school curriculum.As one of the major cyber threats Cyber grooming is growing faced by children and teenagers. It is a practice where someone builds an emotional bond with children through social media or messaging platforms with an objective of gaining their trust form them... On social engineering, the booklet says it is a technique used by cyber criminals to gain one's confidence to get information. "Depending upon what you like most, a cyber criminal may try to interact with you for information. The booklet also explains various kinds of cyber crimes like identity theft, job fraud, email spoofing and how children can overcome them.It warns teenagers against accepting friend requests from unknown people on social media.As a thumb rule, it says only to add people online whom you know offline,asking them never to share personal information like date of birth, address, phone number on social media.

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