Meghalaya police and CPF wrap up awareness campaign

Meghalaya police and CPF wrap up awareness campaign

Shillong, Mar 15: Meghalaya Police, in collaboration with CyberPeace Foundation (CPF), a cyber security and policy experts, wrapped up its month long CyberPeace Awareness Campaign on Monday through a virtual programme.

In the webinar which was attended by students of various schools and colleges, a video message of the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K. Sangma emphasising upon the need to educate the youth, on how to battle the threats that the online world possesses, was shown.

The Chief Minister also enunciated on the need to ensure digital wellbeing and on the importance of understanding the different types of Cyber crimes.

Senior police officials who addressed the participants of the webinar were R. Chandranathan, Director General of Police Meghalaya, I. Nongrang, Additional Director General of Police V. Singh, Superintendent of Police (CID) and Captain Vineet Kumar, Founder and President, Cyber Peace Foundation.

The campaign which was designed to promote cyber safety awareness through webinars, also included a survey which focused primarily on identifying online threats that people are exposed to and their understanding of internet usage and technology.

Through the survey, it was found that about 68 percent of the respondents were aware that they could file a case under the Information Technology Act, 2000 but only 12 percent of the respondents stated that they have ever reported to the police when exposed to cybercrime while 40 percent of the participants chose to do nothing about it.

Out of the total participants in the survey, 23 percent of the respondents were not aware of the provisions of laws which could assist them in seeking redressal against a cybercrime.