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Youth should not fall prey to cyber-crimes – Part I

Life without the Internet, an innovative technology, seems almost unimaginable for most people in India. Today the Internet is intrinsic to media and communications, entertainment, politics, defence, business, banking, education and also administrative systems as well as to social interaction. The Internet disentangles this extraordinarily complex information and communication technology from its place in our daily lives, allowing it to be examined anew. Technology has historically been shaped by governmental, military and commercial requirements, but the development of the Internet is increasingly driven by its users. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and many other emerging applications are shifting the way we express ourselves, communicate with our friends, and even engage with global politics. At the same time three-quarters of the world’s population remain effectively excluded from the internet. Packed with case studies drawn from around the world, the internet presents a clear and up-to-date introduction to the social, cultural, technological and political worlds this new media form is creating.

In the highly competitive world, students are striving hard for success. As the stakes are very high the younger generation vie for top honors and the social media is playing a pivotal role in making their dreams come true. So, blaming the youngsters for their inclination to operate internet, but at the same time they should not cross the limit and break the online laws. Whatever you mention in social media is passing through to people faster than light and one should take proper care before posting messages in respect of sensitive matters. There is no question of doing it knowingly or unknowingly but make sure before you post controversial messages on the social media. Misuse of password and hacking are a part and parcel of the present day working. And number of cases is referred to Economic Offence Wing to get clarity and justice of such financial frauds taking place in the Banking Industry. In this context, young generation should not become victims of cyber-crimes and lose their credentials in the society just to earn few thousand rupees. The greed may land them behind bars. As a regular and active user of facebook, I take all the precautions to protect my decorum and not to be too controversial on subjects relating to sports, cinema or even politics. As a senior citizen, I take this opportunity to provide proper feedback to my pals and train them how to go about the task of becoming a respected citizen of this country to keep away from the ill-effects of social media as well as cyber-crimes. It is a matter of convenience and that should not come in the way of cropping up fresh problems in a technology based society.

Increasing interest in internet is very much intruding and the youngsters fall prey to the web world. Even advertisements are screened showing a youngster sitting and operating his mobile by plugging earphones to frustrate the head of the family. To add to the woes even political parties are offering free Wi-Fi to appease young voters to pin their faith on select party so as to win coming Assembly elections with this favour. So the online culture is groping the children to darkness. The young generation sit late hours to browse through the net and gather good as well as bad information through their search and thus losing valuable sleep in the late night hours. At times the evil mind turn to commit cyber-crimes and the number of offence is on the increase as per Crime Records Bureau. This is a very bad precedence as we expect that the young generation is the future of our country.

(This is a first part of the article and the remaining part will continue tomorrow.)

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