According to a report published in the English daily Times of India, the e-raksha campaign, started by the cyber cell of Jharkhand police to spread awareness among students on the rising incidents of cyber crime, has seen much success within six months of its launch.
Vineet Kumar, chief technical officer (CTO) of Jharkhand police, said, "In the past six months, we have organized workshops at various schools in the state which encouraged students to complain if they were victimized online and also made them aware of the crime."
More than 10-15 incidents of cyber crime are reported by students every day on the toll free number 1800 345 6533. "Most of the cases are related to fake profiles and obscene comments on social networking website Facebook and the complainants are students between the age of 12 and 16 years," said Kumar.
"In most of the cases fake profiles and comments are posted by classmates of the victim due to some school rivalry. We immediately block the offender's profile, and if he is a minor, then we warn him and inform his parents about it," he added.
Jharkhand police are also planning to organize workshops for teachers by end of January or beginning of February as they have manpower crunch at present. "We are short-staffed now. So it is not possible for us to visit all schools. We need some more people to carry forward the awareness campaign (and) so we are planning to organize workshop for teachers by end of January or beginning of February. After the workshops, we will give data and study materials to teachers and they can spread awareness among children in their respective schools," said the CTO of the state police.