Abstract: The Internet has become a necessity in today’s world. It is one of the most useful and harmful things depending upon its usage. In the world of crimes also internet plays a significant role in helping black hat hackers in committing cyber-crimes and steal personal information. Electronic devices and the internet are used in these types of crimes like cyber pornography, email booming, exposure to harmful content, grooming, harassment, sexual abuse, cyber-stalking, virus attacks etc. Educated as well as uneducated, both are the victims, and the most vulnerable part of society is children, women, and senior citizens. Children are among the newest victims of cyber-crime. Our study area is the cyber city Delhi, which is secondarily survey including a case study of Palam district. The present study is concerned with finding and examining the problems and impact of cyber-crime on children, women, and senior citizensby suggesting some mitigation measures to boost cyber security. Questionnaires are discussed and results show how much people are aware of cyber-crimes, the connection between cyber-crimes and children, women & senior citizens, and what kind of problems they face in dealing with such kinds of crimes. The findings suggest that people do know about this current problem, but more awareness is needed from a small level like school discussions should have this kind of topics, elderly people don’t use social sites much but receive fake calls from banks and companies which try to manipulate them. To reduce the level of cyber-crime, some suggestions and solutions are discussed at the end.

Keywords: Cybercrime, Internet, Child, Women, Senior Citizens, Delhi, Palam

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2023.12502

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