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“Cyber Crime and Forensics” is being organised for state police by CID-Crime Branch of Odisha and UNICEF

Bhubneswar:18/6/19: In a bid to curb cybercrime, a three-day long workshop on “Cyber Crime and Forensics” is being organised for state police by CID-Crime Branch of Odisha and UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund). The police training, which began on Monday, emphasised on cyber offences against children for the first day.

“Violence against children is an important issue which UNICEF has been working on for quite some time now. Children remain the most vulnerable to online vicious and the threat to their safety and well being. This is worldwide spread problem,” said Monika Nielsen, UNICEF’s Odisha chief, during her address here at Police Bhawan here. “A majority of damage suffered by minors might be related to suffering from psychological issues due to online manipulation. If anything taking places, the consequences can be physical in nature, potentially including sexual abuse,” she said.

Nielsen also said UNICEF is committed to developing child-friendly police stations. “I congratulate Odisha police for this kind of initiative. Cybercrime is silent and difficult to detect. Training of police is important to address those issues. This should not be restricted to Bhubaneswar only where we see probably such cases but also in rural places where children are more vulnerable. UNICEF will work in coordination to build child-friendly police stations,” she told reporters.

Odisha DGP Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma said, “In last two decades, you have had computers and mobile phones with internet. Bad people with criminal mindsets are also misusing these devices. Nobody is unaffected by cybercrime today. Children are soft targets for cybercriminals.”

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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