Tech-driven solution launched to help victims of cyber crime

Tech-driven solution launched to help victims of cyber crime

Tech-driven solution launched to help victims of cyber crime

Ranchi: Cyber Peace Foundation, a Jharkhand-based organisation, has joined hands with National Commission for Women (NCW) to help those in distress because of cyber bullying, cyber stalking and financial frauds under ‘We Think Digital’ programme.

The programme is a pan-India initiative launched from Jharkhand. The online resource centre will function nationally. The centre can be accessed at www.digitalshakti.org.

“We started from Ranchi and now operating from Delhi, Hyderabad, etc. We have a special focus on Jharkhand for this programme because of the increasing number of cyber crime cases reported from the state,” said Vineet Kumar, founder and director, Cyber Peace Foundation.

The resource centre has launched a WhatsApp helpline number (9570000066) to reach out to women in distress. “We address the complaints by helping the victims. For instance, in cases of stalking or fake profile on Instagram, we immediately reach out to the service provider and ask them to remove such content. We work with tech companies in order to assure that the cases are resolved,” Kumar said.

“Majority of the crimes are happening in cyber space targeting women. We are also launching some assessment so that anybody who reports to us can be connected to a counsellor and then provide care and support to the victims. Resource centre will have a lot of material on cyber security and online safety. Final version of the site will be ready by January 31.”

The programme was launched as Digital Shakti in 2018 with the aim to raise awareness among women across the nation on the digital front. Version 3 of the programme was rolled out in March in Ladakh. On December 9, NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma and Jharkhand governor Ramesh Bais jointly launched an online resource centre to ensure women safety in cyber space in collaboration with Facebook and Cyber Peace Foundation.

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