There is a need for recognising the emerging forms of crimes and categorizing them to further act on them, he added.
He called on students to flag such acts and speak out to stop them while stating that there were laws for the cyber world through the Intellectual Property Act and it was essential to make people aware about them as technology-related crimes were on the rise.
NCW member Chandramukhi Devi said since technology has taken centre stage in people's lives, cybercriminals have made women their target, according to a statement from Amity.
She asked the victims to come forward, share and report the crimes and seek help from cybercrime cells, it said.
She also called for efforts to aid the victims, spread awareness, and sought stringent laws to prevent harassment of women and children in the digital space, it added.
Supreme Court advocate and cyber law expert Pavan Duggal said the law was not formulated to protect women or children in the cyberspace.
He said it was in 2008 when the Indian cyber law was last amended, and social media has now become a central part of people's lives which needs to be addressed in the Information Technology Act.
There is an increasing reliance on dark net (which) is allowing the perpetrators to gradually target women and children, Duggal said.
He said the COVID-19 pandemic with its increasing reliance on technology has also added to the vulnerability of women and children against cyber harassment and stressed on inculcating a culture of distrust and mistrust to prevent misuse of privacy and personal data.
He called for sharing information on a need-to-know basis and asked people not to record any self-incriminating content, according to the statement.
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