Cyber-crime: Rajasthan Government launches cyber-security awareness campaign

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Cyber-crime: Rajasthan Government launches cyber-security awareness campaign
Cyber-crime: Rajasthan Government launches cyber-security awareness campaign

With the growing trend of online education among students, it was necessary to educate them about cyber-crime so that they do not fall prey to criminals

To curb cyber-crime, the Rajasthan State Government has launched a campaign for the general public, especially students. Niranjan Arya, chief secretary of Rajasthan said the first Wednesday of every month will be celebrated as Cyber Awareness Day in the state and an annual calendar will be prepared.

The chief secretary said cyber-crime has also increased during the COVID-induced lockdown due to the increased use of online platforms. He said with the growing trend of online education among students, it was necessary to educate them about cyber-crime so that they do not fall prey to criminals.

Abhay Kumar, principal secretary of the home department said, “Cyber Awareness Day will be celebrated in the state on the first Wednesday of every month from 11 am to 12 noon”.

He said it will be celebrated in collaboration with the district administration, education, police, health, information and technology departments along with common service centres, ASHA workers, Panchayati Raj institutions and municipalities. He directed the concerned departments to prepare an action plan in this regard by 31 October.

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