Jaipur: Increasing cyber crime is becoming a constant challenge before the society and police. There is a need to increase cyber literacy keeping in mind the current requirements along with making the public aware about online behaviour, said Director General of Police M L Lather on Friday while inaugurating the month-long cyber cyber safety campaign on the occasion of Rajasthan Police Foundation Day under joint aegis of Rajasthan Police Academy (RPA), UNICEF and Cyber Peace Foundation at Police Headquarters. During the campaign, programmes including virtual seminars will be organized for wider public awareness on cyber security.
Lather said that there is a need to make the public aware of cyber related laws and cyber crimes as well as the precautions to be taken to prevent cyber crimes. During the Corona period, internet is being widely used in trade, education, payment and other activities.
When cyber awareness is low, people could become victims of cyber crime, he said. Lather said Rajasthan police has made an app about prevention of crimes against women and children. Rajasthan citizens and other apps are available on the website of Rajasthan Police and the public can download and use them. He informed that cyber units are functioning in every district. This unit conducts research on cyber crimes worth up to Rs 5 lakh. Research on cyber crimes over this amount is conducted by cyber police stations formed under SOG.