Creating mass-awareness against cyber crimes stressed

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

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. 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 focal person with ACD Director Pankaj Karmarker in the chair. Police Inspector Shariful Islam and its Sub-inspector Sheuly Khanam also spoke on the occasion disseminating their professional expertise. At his paper presentation, Ali Hossain, Programme 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 the growing menace.

Voices 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, participants described internet as one of the most technological advancement in the modern world and said it has significantly made a noteworthy contribution in ICT sector.

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