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Women and child development ministry to form alliance against online child abuse

A National Alliance against online child sexual abuse and exploitation is being formed by the ministry of of women and child development. The ministry held a consultation yesterday to ensure better implemnetation of legal frameworks, policies, national strategies. The consultation sought to bring a common definition of child pornography including amendment of acts including the Information technology Act and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. Other objectives of the consultations included: - Set up a multi-member secretariat based in the ministry of women and child development with a portal which includes a hotline for reporting. - Provide a platform for  Government and NGOs and other child rights activists  for  networking and information sharing. -  Inform and educate member organisations, parents, teachers, front line service providers and children  on the rights of the children and various issues related to online child abuse and exploitation. - Document and showcases success stories and best practices in terms of prevention of  online abuse and exploitation of children. The home ministry, ministry of electronics and information technology, department of school education and literacy, National Commission for  Protection of Child Rights and  civil society organisations participated. "Online child abuse and exploitation amplifies existing forms of offline bullying, stalking and harassment. It also facilitates the sexual exploitation of children through the production and dissemination of child sexual abuse materials and by facilitating the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children," the ministry's press statement said. Note that in May 2016, a portal named Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and…

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