International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 8, Part A (2015)
Nature and impact of cybercrime against girls
Cybercrime is one of the fastest growing areas of crime. More and more criminals are exploiting the speed, convenience and anonymity that modern technologies offer in order to commit a diverse range of criminal activities. These include attacks against computer data and systems, identity theft, the distribution of child sexual abuse images, internet auction fraud, the penetration of online financial services, as well as the deployment of viruses and various email scams such as phishing. Children especially girls are highly vulnerable to cybercrime and this is an issue of serious concern. Both parents and children need to be educated on how to be cyber smart and they need to be made aware of what is appropriate to share online. Also they should learn about using the internet wisely. Issues like cyber bullying and cyber stalking need to be addressed. The internet is not a scary place, but it is misused. In other words, in the digital age our virtual identities are essential elements of everyday life, we are a bundle of numbers and identifiers in multiple computer databases owned by governments and corporations. Hence, the study tries to examine the present scenario of cybercrime and to find out the preventive measures to eliminate cybercrime among girls that should be taken up to protect themselves
How to cite this article:
NK Bhuvaneswari, KR Murugan. Nature and impact of cybercrime against girls. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(8):21-24.