Cyber Crime: Child as a Perpetrator, Child as a Victim

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Book Title: Cyber Crime, Regulations and Security – Contemporary Issues and Challenges
ISBN: 978-81-956533-0-0
Author(s): Amar Kumar Roy
Published On: 15/11/2022
First Page: 26
Last Page: 35
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher


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Amar Kumar Roy, Cyber Crime: Child as a Perpetrator, Child as a Victim, 26-35, Published on 15/11/2022, Available at



The web of cyber world is moving rapidly like a galloping horse with the introduction of novel technologies every second, penetrating its roots amongst masses and particularly in teenagers. At times, this penetration takes us to the dark side of this cyber web which entraps people into a pool of cyber-crimes, often affected by socio-economic as well as psychological factors. One of the most affected classes belongs to the group of children who often tend to fall on both sides of the curtain- at one side remains a child in the face of a perpetrator, on the other side is a child who becomes the victim. Both facets can be seen within offences like cheating by personation (often referred as cyber fraud), violation of privacy, publication or transmission of obscene materials, child pornography, cyber stalking, cyber bullying in educational institutions, etc. punishable under various legislations. Complexity in this field arises because of the fragile age of the perpetrator and need for diverse protection mechanism for victims. This has increased our burden, as apart from legislations and judicial decisions, there has to be sufficient mechanism for prevention and increasing awareness at a very early age so as to sensitize them of severity of these offences.


Keywords: Psychological Factors, Cyber Fraud, Child Pornography, Protection Mechanism, Cyber Sensitization.

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