Surge in Cybercrime against Children in India amid the Pandemic

  • Bhavana Sharma and Prof. (Dr.) Gaurav Kataria
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  • Bhavana Sharma

    Research Scholar at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India

  • Prof. (Dr.) Gaurav Kataria

    Professor at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India

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According to the most recent NCRB data, there was a more than 400% rise in cybercrime cases involving minors in 2020 compared to 2019, with the majority of them involving the publication or transmission of materials showing children in sexually explicit acts. Due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown in India, internet activity of most people increased, leading to an expected increase in the rate of cybercrimes. Our research work is based on the quantitative analysis of cybercrime cases under the IT Act and Indian Penal Code in top vulnerable states and cities in India. The purpose of this Paper is to objectively assess the cybercrimes against minors in India in light of the country's current Law and Order situation and make recommendations. We can define cyber law as it is the part of the legal systems that deals with the Internet, cyberspace, and with the legal issues. It covers a broad area, encompassing many subtopics as access to and utilization of the Internet, and online security or online privacy.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 5, Page 1279 - 1287


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