Many youngsters dabble into the world of cyber crimes for fun and making easy money. They think that they can get away with the crimes easily.
Today’s generation is exposed to high-tech gadgets and other internet platforms and their busy parents have little time to spare for their wards.
Dr Brahmdeep Sindhu, senior psychiatrist at the Gurgaon Civil Hospital, said, “There are multiple reasons why the youth is indulging in cyber crime. Ten years ago very few were IT savvy and when one wanted to defame someone it took few months to spread the news through word of mouth but these days just a click away on networking sites.”
Many students feel unsafe about creating their profiles and posting their pictures on social networking websites. Dr. Kaplana Gupta Shekhawat said, “The students who are into such activities are from broken families and are loners and hardly carry emotions. Since parents hardly spend time with them, they can be seen surfing net most of the time. They act mischievously or commit serious cyber crimes with little knowledge of the outcome or the punishment.”
In a recent case, a teacher complained that someone had posted her picture on a porn site. It later turned out to be her student who was annoyed with her scolding him for not doing the homework.
Experts feel that schools and parents should keep a watch on their children. Unlimited access to social sites should be discouraged.