The book deals with the vital humanitarian subject of child protection on Internet. Authored by Karnika Seth, acclaimed cyber law expert & educationist, the book is a simple guidebook that aims to provide useful information and tips to parents and children, educators, law enforcement agencies, legislators, NGOs and International organizations and Governmental agencies, on how to safeguard children on the internet and combat online child abuse. The Author has very vividly used Illustrations, examples, case studies to explain various threats children face on Internet such as cyberbullying, cyber grooming and child pornography and from her practical experience shared valuable tips on how to prevent and combat threats children face online. The book discusses the existing Indian laws that protect children in cyberspace, particularly POCSO Act, 2012 and IT Act, 2000 and the National initiatives adopted in India to protect children from online abuse. The author draws examples from other countries such as US and Europe including U.K. and initiatives made by International organizations to combat online child abuse. The author has made some pertinent recommendations on various technolegal and social measures that can be adopted for safeguarding children on Internet. The book is written in a very simple manner with an easy glossary of important cyber terms for readers who may not be very familiar with technical jargon of cyberspace. The book will be of immense use to parents, educators, children, judiciary, lawyers, law firms, law libraries, Police, Investigation agencies, international organizations, non governmental bodies, industry associations, ITES companies, IT Professionals and law Students.
Karnika Seth is a renowned Cyber Lawyer and Expert, and is the Managing Partner of Seth Associates, a law firm in India. She practices law at the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court, and is advisor to many corporate houses and IT Companies. She has been officially consulted by the Lok Sabha and the Ministry of Information on her recommendations to develop cyber law in India. She is also a legal advisor to Office of Comptroller of Certifying Authorities under the IT Act, 2000. She has also actively resolved many cyber crime cases with the Indian law enforcement agencies. She is an active speaker on cyber law issues, both in print and electronic media. She also delivers special lectures to judicial academies, police academies, Central Bureau of Investigation, senior government officers, industry associations and corporate entities. She holds a Master's Degree in Corporate and Commercial Laws from the King's College, University of London. For authoring the earlier edition of this book, Ms Seth was awarded the Certificate of Honour by the then Chief Justice of India on the occasion of Law Day in 2012. She received the Digital Empowerment Award from BIF at the Digital India Conclave in 2015.