Friday, 21 July 2017

Several measures taken by the Government to prevent online sexual abuse and exploitation of children

The Government has initiated a number of major actions to prevent online sexual abuse and exploitation of children.
i) Information Technology Act (IT Act) 2000 with its last amendment in 2008, provides a comprehensive framework for Cyber Crimes and Punishment including for online obscenity, sexual contents and child pornography.
ii) Government periodically blocks the websites based on the “Worst of” list provided by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which acts as a National Nodal Agency of INTERPOL in India.
iii) MeitY has issued an order in April 2017 for blocking of Child Pornography URLs/ Websites based on the list maintained by Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), UK.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Women & Child Development, Smt Krishna Raj in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today (July 20, 2017).


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