Hyderabad Police Launches 'Delete' Campaign Against Cyber Crime
The campaign involves lectures, experience sharing in the form of presentations on Internet safety by cyber cops and IT core teams of Hyderabad City.
As a preventive measure against cyber crime, the Hyderabad City Police has launched a 'Delete' campaign for the first time in Andhra Pradesh, India. The focus of this educational campaign is to get citizens to be cyber smart. This campaign involves lectures, experience sharing in the form of presentations on Internet safety by cyber cops and IT core teams of Hyderabad City.
'Delete' campaign encourages participation to share experiences and invites people to become 'Cybervangelists'. Cybervangelists are people, who break the silence, share their experience with others, and bring any suspicious activities on the Internet to police notice. This way Cybervangelists facilitate the prevention of cyber crime and help other people to make smart choices when they are online.
This campaign aims to teach individuals and organisations not to be a 'Cyberlamb', which means someone who believes whatever they come across on the Internet. The 'Delete' campaign also offers 'Cyber Mantra', which includes a list of things to do when you are online. Cyber Mantra gives a list of 'to do' and 'not to do' for people to guard themselves online. Further, the Delete campaign also features 'Cyber Gifts'. Those who participate in the campaign are provided gifts like baseball caps, ID card straps, t- shirts etc.
The 'Delete' campaign is aimed at helping citizens realise the damage that could be caused by being ignorant of cyber crime. The campaign has created a website at http://www.hyderabadpolice.gov.in/DeleteCamp/WhatIsDelete.htm that helps citizens to understand the preventive measures that can be taken to protect themselves. The website has some real life examples of people, who have been victims of cyber crimes.
It is time to realise the importance of taking preventive measures against cyber crime. Creating strong awareness among citizens is an essential part of the preventive measures. The 'Delete' Campaign’s primary purpose is to create this awareness.
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