A series of unique Cyber Camps is being conducted for children aged 8 years and upwards.
These camps are being conducted by Asian School of Cyber Laws (ASCL) and Data 64 Techno Solutions Pvt. Ltd. ASCL is a world leader in cyber laws and cyber crime investigation. Data64 is incubated by Science Technology Park, a STEP promoted by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.
Attached is the online brochures for these camps.
Importance of Cyber Camps
In 2007, 16-year-old Mumbai student Adnan Patrawala was kidnapped by friends he made on social networking site Orkut.com. His kidnappers asked for a ransom of Rs. 2 crore. When the kidnappers (all youngsters themselves) heard on TV that the police were looking for them, they murdered Adnan.
This horrifying case highlights the hidden dangers of the Internet. The Internet is a world full of information, friends, fun, education and sports. It is also a world full of drug dealers, porn freaks, cyber stalkers, psychopaths, kidnappers, cyber bullies and even recipes to make bombs!
There are several threats that children face online. One of these is cyber bullying, which can lead to depression, substance abuse and even suicide! Another threat is from online buddies who can turn out to be psychopaths, kidnappers or even child molesters! Often children inadvertently give away vital details like their parents' incomes, their address, even credit card information! This information can then be misused by criminals to make illegal purchases and run up huge bills.
The Solution is to make children CyberSmart. A CyberSmart person is someone who (1) understands thecyber threats facing him, his family and his world, (2) knows how to protect himself, his family and his world from these threats and (3) knows how to efficiently and effectively use cyber technology.
Kindly check following websites for better understanding of the concept.