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Exposure Of Children To Cyberspace: A Legal Perspective

Sourabhi Avadhoot Sahakari, Research Scholar, G.R. Kare College of Law, Goa University


A child is the most valuable and unique asset gifted to the society by the Universe. A child, as a future citizen of the country plays a key role in its development. Today, in the 21st century era it is inevitable to keep the child updated with the use of various inventions. Technology plays a vital role in shaping the future of a child. A child obtains knowledge pertaining to multiple facets when is exposed to technological innovations. It is an extremely fascinating medium of education. In times of the Pandemic, a child’s exposure to internet, social media platforms has played the role of being a via medium between the teachers and the students. A child could exhibit its talent through social media platforms with the assistance of internet. It could learn and be a part of variety of activities through virtual medium. But, sadly, as every coin has two sides, a child’s exposure to cyberspace also may at times end the child in troublesome situation. It is necessary that a child is made aware of the various ill effects of being a part of the cyberspace. Today, there are statutes which have made the offences in relation to misuse of cyberspace and internet punishable. There are instances when the child is either a victim at the hands of the abuser or he himself ends in committing crime.

Keywords: child, cyberspace, ill effects, misuse, legal statutes


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


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