|Committee reports on methodology for addressing child-porn, online abuse|
The initiative comes after an expert committee constituted to prepare a road-map for effectively tackling cyber crime submitted its report to the Home Ministry.
According to the recommendations of the committee, there is a need to drastically reduce crimes against children and women, especially online abuse.
"These kinds of content and websites need to be monitored and blocked. The supporting laws need to be strengthened, parents need to be educated to monitor children's activities in cyber space and educate children about good cyber behaviour," the committee has said in its report.
A Rs 400 crore cybercrime control hub, to be called 'Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre' (IC4), will be set up to check all cyber crime, including child pornography and online abuse, as per the recommendations.
The expert group was constituted by the Home Ministry on December 24, 2014.
Kudos to the committee for reporting in such a timely manner, and to the government for implementing the recommendations so expeditiously.