Hyderabad: As an initiative under the online campaign CybHER that seeks to make cyberspace safe for women and children, the Women Safety Wing, Telangana State Police in association with Legal Aid Centre of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, conducted a live session on ‘Preventing sexual abuse of women and children in cyberspace’.
Speaking at the session, Rema Rajeshwari, Superintendent of Police, Mahabubnagar district, laid emphasis on the importance of creating awareness regarding various online abuses against women and children. She also stressed the need to speak up against abuse and reporting them.
Rajshekhar Murthy, Director (Ethics and Integrity), ISAC elaborated how sexual abuse cases were on surge during the pandemic and explained various preventive measures which could be taken by women and children while accessing the internet.
Cyber lawyer and cyber security specialist, Janice Verghese stressed on the legal framework established to tackle sexual abuse against women in cyberspace. The session aimed to educate people about ways in which one can protect themselves from cyber sexual assaults online and the legal resources available.
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