Authors : Kshama V. Basarkar (Dharmapuriwar)
Page Nos : 21-28
Cybercrime is the newest and the most complicated problem in the cyber world. Cybercrime is basically an illegal act in which computer is either tool or target. After the development of internet, anybody can have easy access of data and information from all over the world. But instead of taking benefits of internet, some people are misusing of computers and internet for crime such as cyber pornography, cyber stalking, email bombing, virus attacks, web jacking etc. Other than these crimes, offenders use the cyber world for child abuse which is also a kind of cybercrime. Violence and harms against children and young people in cyberspace and in relation to new technologies include: The production, distribution and use of materials depicting child sexual abuse, Online solicitation or 'grooming' (securing a child's trust in order to draw them into a situation where they may be harmed), Exposure to materials that can cause psychological harm, lead to physical harm, or facilitate other detriment to a child, Harassment and intimidation, including bullying. Children are the newest victims of cybercrime. Offenders use illegal activities such as online grooming against the children to make their victim. The computer and internet are being used to commit crimes against the children such as child exploitation, production, distribution, and possession of child pornography; exposure to harmful content; grooming, harassment, and sexual abuse; and cyber bullying. Research papers discussed about the connection between a child and the cybercrime, how cyber offenders use the cyber world to abuse the children. Some preventive measures are also discussed at the end of the paper.