Cops recommend parents to oversee their kids’ online lives.
In today’s world, where technology has become a big part of our lives, even kids are spending a lot of time online. To make sure that kids stay safe on the internet and don’t become victims of cybercrimes, the Cyberabad police, along with the Children’s Safety Club and self-defense experts, organized an event at Jaycee School in Attapur.
During this event, Rashmi Perumal, who is an additional DCP at Rajendranagar, talked about the importance of being careful online. She mentioned that while the internet is great for learning and fun activities, it also has some dangers, especially for young people. Many kids and teens are facing problems because they don’t fully understand how serious these dangers can be.
One of the biggest worries nowadays is kids getting involved in cybercrimes. This is something that parents, teachers, and the police need to work together to stop. With social media, online games, and virtual chats becoming so popular, young people can be in danger from things like cyberbullying, online tricks by bad people, stealing personal information, and tricky scams.
DCP Rashmi Perumal talked about a serious situation where some parents lost their money because of cybercrimes. Sometimes, kids think they are just downloading something cool, but it can actually be a way for bad people to steal money. When this happens, parents have to go to the police and say that their money is gone. That’s why it’s really important for parents to watch out for the apps their kids are using and talk to them about how to stay safe from cybercrimes.
To avoid these problems, parents should keep an eye on what their kids are doing online. They can talk to them about the kinds of apps they use and remind them to be careful about whom they talk to. It’s like teaching them to be smart and cautious, just like they would in the real world.
It’s not just up to parents, though. Schools and teachers can also play a big role. They can have lessons about online safety so that kids know what to do if something strange happens. They can also create an environment where kids feel comfortable talking about their online experiences and asking for help.
The police are also here to help. If something goes wrong and someone becomes a victim of a cybercrime, they can report it to the police. The police can then try to find the bad people and stop them from hurting anyone else. But it’s better to prevent these problems in the first place by being careful and knowing what to look out for.
So, the key message is for everyone to work together to keep kids safe online. Parents should guide their kids and be aware of their online activities. Schools should educate students about the risks and how to protect themselves. And the police are ready to step in if something bad happens. With everyone’s efforts, we can make the online world safer for our children.