The Pune City Police is set to launch “We Fight Cyber Crime (#WeFightCC)”, an initiative to educate students and teachers to prevent cyber crimes. The programme will begin from October 16. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Crime) Sudhir Hiremath said in a press conference that an increasing number of youths, mainly between the age group of 14 and 24 years, are falling victim to cyber crimes. “So to counter this problem, we have started the ‘We Fight Cyber Crime’ initiative. We aim to train over thousand teachers and more than 20,000 students from different schools and colleges in dealing with cyber crimes,” said Hiremath.
“In the first step, we would be sensitising students and teachers about cyber crimes and its prevention techniques through a massive social media campaign, using social networking sites, blogs and videos of experts. Then, competitions like oratory, slogan-making on issues related to cyber crimes would be held for students for creating awareness. In the next step, we would be giving training to the teachers from different schools and colleges on how to tackle cyber crimes. These teachers are expected to train their students,” he said.
Hiremath said a full-day conference will be organised in which groups of “tech savvy” representatives of various schools and colleges would participate. “They would be given intensive training on cyber crime issues. Cyber experts from C-DAC, Google India and Career Corner have extended their support for the initiative,” he added.