Cybercrime against Women, Children and Senior Citizen

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Book Title: Cyber Crime, Regulations and Security – Contemporary Issues and Challenges
ISBN: 978-81-956533-0-0
Author(s): Aishwarya Rajput & Prof. Pradeep Kulshrestha
Published On: 15/11/2022
First Page: 18
Last Page: 25
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher


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Aishwarya Rajput & Prof. Pradeep Kulshrestha, Cybercrime against Women, Children and Senior Citizen, 18-25, Published on 15/11/2022, Available at



In present day scenario, the cybercrime is on the verge of rising and everyone is being a victim of such cybercrime which are happening worldwide by just a click on the computer and with the internet. The advance technology of the internet has definitely threatened the legality of the laws. Any person having an access to the internet and knowing how to operate a computer can easily commit the offence of cybercrime. Everyone has been a victim of cybercrime in their life sometime or the other. The existing norms and clauses of the criminal law seems to be ill equipped and outdated to deal with such advance crime happening in the cyberworld. Women and children have always been a target of any crime and likewise, the cybercrime against women has also taken the lead. Women are now also being subjected to the cybercrime and there have been many instances where we can see the females and the children being the easy target, even in the cyberworld.

In this paper I shall plan to discuss how the cyberworld has affected the women, children and senior citizen of the country. I shall also briefly examine upon various existing laws that deals with specific aspects of the cybercrime and also crime against women and children. I will be referring to various case laws to interpret the objectivity of the cybercrime and also refer the major sections of The Information Technology Act (2000) and The Indian Penal Code (1860). In this paper, I shall further describe what exactly a cybercrime is and what the various types of cybercrimes are. I will be elaborating the reasons of such offences and how an individual is being a victim under cybercrime, especially women, children and senior citizen. At our conclusion, we will focus on methods and judicial remedies available to prevent such cybercrimes.


Keywords: Cybercrime, Women, Children, Victim, Offence, Crime against Women

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