Present Cyber Crime Landscape
Cyber Crimes against Women and Children are on the Rise
The number of Internet users in India is nearing 500 million. Though women constitute only 30% of the Internet users in India, patriarchy continues to show its ugly fangs even in the virtual world where women are frequently targeted and defamed. A survey shows that 76% of women below the age of 30 have faced online harassment, and 1 in 10 women under 30 has been the target of revenge porn and/or sextortion.
Children are also an easy prey for cyber crimes as they are quite naïve to the sinister cyber world. Blue Whale, a notorious and deadly suicide game that was circulated online, led many innocent children to an unfortunate end to their lives.
Cyber Crimes Against Women and Children
India’s Digital Presence
Internet Users in India
Urban Internet Penetration
Active Social Media Users
Female Internet Users
ARDC’s Role in
Mitigating Cyber Crimes against
Women and Children
Various central and state government initiatives have been started as a part of the Nirbhaya Project to mitigate and curb atrocities against women and children. The Government of India has taken progressive steps towards curbing cyber crimes against women and children with the allocation of an exclusive Nirbhaya Fund for the same. ARDC strives to be an active part of this venture. Through our research and development center, we aim to engage in the various activities to protect women and children in the cyber world.