Millions of children in India face cruelty, child abuse and exploitation both offline and on the Internet. ChildprotectionIndia.com is a social initiative of Foundation for Institutional Reform & Education (FIRE), NGO to spread awareness about online safety of children and to educate parents, teachers,educational institutions , law enforcement, NGOs and organizations that support this cause. For educational institutions we conduct cyberawareness workshops and advise on preventing cybercrimes and developing a strong IT policy to protect both institution's and children's interest. For child victims of cybercrime we offer legal advice and counselling support.
This initiative is to spread cyberaawreness about threats children face online such as cyberbullying, cybergrooming, cyberstalking ,internet addiction, cyber pornography and to explain laws that exist in India to protect children. It aims to offer preliminary guidance to safeguard children from cybercimes and to protect their privacy. The website contains useful cyberlaw resources on subject of protection of children on the Internet.
Foundation for Institutional Reform & Education (FIRE) is a Not For Profit Company registered under Section 8 of the Companies Act,2013. FIRE's Vision is to spread legal and cyber awareness among all sections of our society, particularly children who are leaders of tomorrow ! FIRE aims to contribute to the social cause of spreading legal awareness and cyber knowledge through capacity building inorder to manifest the dream of Digital India. FIRE has a customised value based training program to meet the awareness needs of every section of our society and state of art workshops, interaction modules and e-learning programs. The Foundation has empowered , motivated & touched the lives of several people including students, teachers, law enforcement, professionals, corporate groups and NGOs through capacity building programs. Read more about FIRE's initiative
Lack of Legal and cyber awareness is one of the main hurdles in growth of our society today. Successful education of children & adults as regards their rights and duties gives rise to an awakened society where action & truth prevail over illiteracy and old dogmas that are no more pragmatic in serving our society. Just as Illiteracy breeds ignorance and fear and legal awareness and cyber empowerment brings knowledge and progressive mindset. Legal awareness is essential for all sections of society, women , children and men alike. One's awareness of legal rights and duties leads to a truly civilized society where each one is committed to optimally work in harmony for progress of the nation.Use of technology has become part of our daily lives.With increased dependency on internet, there is also rising cybercrime due to the anonymity linked with cybercrimes. In order to address cybercrime proactively, each one of us must be equipped with cyber law knowledge and best practices to safeguard us from becoming victims of cybercrime and to protect our privacy and data online. As per KPMG's 2014 report on Cybercrime, 89% people recognize cybercrime has become one of the major threats . According to the Report, " Distinctly, about 51 per cent perceive themselves to be an easy target for cyber attacks due to the nature of their business. Out of these 51 per cent, about 68 per cent respondents claim that they monitor their cybercrime threats on a daily basis. The first line of defence against cyberthreat is increasing perception and awareness of cybercrime."