Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath today ordered for making cyber crime prevention as part of the school curriculum.
Chairing a review meeting here, Yogi laid emphasis on creating awareness as the most important tool to prevent cyber crimes.
He instructed officials to prepare awareness material and implement it, while also taking steps to introduce the same as part of the school curriculum.
Besides, the government will train senior educational department officials at the district and block levels to sensitise school principal, teachers, students and parents in a phased manner.
The state will equip state police at all levels to control cyber crimes. The CM directed the cyber crime police stations, currently operating at the regional level, be expanded to all 75 districts; and the cyber cells currently operating at the district level be expanded to all police stations.
Now, 57 new cyber police stations will be set up in the state within the next two months.
Yogi observed the nature of crime has changed due to misuse of technology. “Diverse kinds of cyber frauds related to customer care, pension, electricity bill, Work from Home, sextortion, loan app, parcel, franchisee, fake betting app, crypto investment fraud and Ponzi scheme fraud are being seen today,” he added.
Stressing the need of proper training of police for investigation of cyber crimes, he said 5 police officers from each district should be trained at the state level, while these trained police officers should train 5 inspectors/sub-inspectors of each police station in their districts.