Child Pornography on Social Media and Related Crime​​

Meenakshi Rani Agarwal
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad, India.

Volume IV, Issue I, 2021

With the advancement in technology, crime rates are also increasing. More than adults, children are being sexually exploited through this latest technology over the internet. Many of them knowingly or unknowingly share, transmit, and publish such obscene pictures of children over the internet which makes them held liable for offence of child pornography. Due to this many times, intermediaries also come under this purview and are held liable. This paper explains laws which make such acts as a cyber offence against a child. This paper also deals with what extend the intermediary be held liable. It will also try to cover the latest precedents related to cybercrime against a child.

Keywords: child; child pornography; sexual exploitation; obscene; intermediary liability;