Legal Aid Committee of Baptist College, Kohima organised a programme on ‘an overview of cyber crime and social media’ on October 18.
Kohima, October 19 (MExN): The Legal Aid Committee of Baptist College, Kohima organised a programme on ‘an overview of cyber crime and social media’ with Apila Sangtam, Panel Lawyer Nagaland State Legal Service Authority as the resource person on October 18.
Apila highlighted what cyber crime is all about and cited cyber theft as the most common cyber crime. She addressed the issue of social security and brought to light the impact of social media which is changing the scenario and driving the wave of our lives.
She also introduced cyber laws relevant to cyber crimes, data privacy and protection, electronic and digital signatures, and intellectual property.
Citing some instances, she made the attendees understand improper ways of spreading fake news and information where the informant could become victim of the victim(s) and suggested safety tips.
For reporting crime, she informed that one could approach the cyber cell in any police station or reach for help through Helpline 1930 (financial frauds).
She then challenged the students to be aware, to educate and act as good stewards of the social media platforms.
The programme was chaired by Ruulhou-u Mere, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, welcome address was delivered by Naro, Convenor Legal Aid Committee and vote of thanks was proposed by Imtisenla Mokholee, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science. Veshetsulu Ruho, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology was the rapporteur of the programme. Altogether 170 students attended the programme.