CM Warns Against Those Who Abuse Online Research Platforms | Online courses in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Tuesday that although digital school education was a big hit in the state during the period of the pandemic, there had been attempts to abuse the platforms – online study forms of children for antisocial activities and warned against strict measures such cybercrimes.
Although the cyber sector has several positive aspects, it is now being misused by anti-social elements to commit crimes and deceive children, he told the National Assembly.
“One of those interventions has been hacking online courses by creating fake IDs and uploading obscene conversations and videos to (social media) groups that children, teachers and parents are members of. What we need is to provide uncompromising security, ”he said.
Pinarayi Vijayan was responding to a submission from CPI lawmaker (M) Sachin Dev on the recent attempt by certain special interests to interfere with online children’s study platforms.
Although the state government has limited control over many online platforms, as the majority of them are made overseas, every possible step has been taken to regulate these crimes, a he declared.
Stating that the police received 51 such complaints in this regard during the current academic year, the chief minister said a total of eight cases have been registered after verifying the information received and the investigation is progressing.
It is only through rigorous awareness that children can be made aware of such dangers and “this requires our collective effort,” he said.
He also detailed various measures taken by the state police to tackle cybercrime at various levels, especially against children and other vulnerable groups in society.