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Creating mass-awareness against cyber crimes stressed

  • Published at 09:23 pm June 18th, 2019
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Association for Community Development (ACD), a rights-based development organization, hosted the meeting at its conference hall in association with 'Sexual Exploitation of Children Online, and travel tourism Project.'

Speakers at a meeting yesterday, laid emphasis on concerted efforts among all government, and non-government organizations to fight against cyber crimes to protect the young generation.

Both government, and non-government initiatives are urgently needed to stop cyber crimes, they told the meeting titled “Sexual Harassment against Children through abusing Internet and its Prevention: Achievements and Way Forward” in Rajshahi city, reports BSS.

Association for Community Development (ACD), a rights-based development organization, hosted the meeting at its conference hall in association with “Sexual Exploitation of Children Online, and travel tourism Project.”

District Child Affairs Officer Monzur Kader addressed the meeting as the focal person with ACD Director Pankaj Karmarker in the chair.

Police Inspector Shariful Islam, and Sub-inspector Sheuly Khanam also spoke on the occasion disseminating their professional expertise. In his paper presentation, Ali Hossain, Program Manager of ACD, said cybercrimes expanded sharply due to rapid advancement of Information and Communication Technology.

He underscored the need for taking preventive measures against those involved in cybercrimes to rein in the growing menace.

Awareness should be raised among people about cyber crimes, related laws, and punishment. He said relevant professionals, experts, and the mass media could play a responsible role in this regard.

At the meeting, the participants described the internet as one of the most significant technological advancements in the modern world, and said it has made a noteworthy contribution to the ICT sector.

They stressed the need for developing a strong monitoring of the social media mechanism to combat cybercrimes.