Being responsible netizens
Even as India’s internet base continues to widen, with the country set to have over 900 internet users by 2025, a parallel rise in cyber threats has become a matter of huge concern.From the time when Covid-19 hit India in 2020 till date, there has been an exponential increase in digital payments frauds owing to the increased adoption of this technology.
Though both men and women can experience incidents of online violence and abuse, women are considerably more likely to be victims of repeated and severe forms of harmful actions online or with the help of technology. Every day, we hear about women and girls who have been victims of – to name but a few – non-consensual image or video sharing, intimidation and threats via email or social media platforms, including rape and death threats, online sexual harassment, stalking, including with the use of tracking apps and devices, as well as impersonation, and economic harm via digital means.
Recently, author Sulagna Chaudhury’s book Dark Traverse was launched at the Kolkata Press club. – The book launch saw the presence of eminent personalities from the society.
Sulagna Chaudhury said, “With rapid innovations around autonomous transportation creating a revolution,this story is about a next gen ship getting hijacked,but with no hijacker on board. it’s a must read for all to understand what’s coming.”
She added,”The book is an ode to the digital discretion we excercise solely as an individual and the collective responsibility we have as a responsible netizens of the world.”