Law enforcement explained on line harassment had grown alarmingly with the rise in clever phone use in Bangladesh
DHAKA: Bangladesh on Tuesday commenced training countless numbers of teenage girls to battle cyber crime, citing an “alarming” rise in social media-similar abuses largely concentrating on adolescents.
Law enforcement explained on line harassment had grown alarmingly with the rise in clever phone use in Bangladesh, and teenage girls were being the primary targets.
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Extra than ten,000 school-age girls will choose aspect in governing administration workshops all around the country in April and Might to teach them what to look out for and how to respond.
“Every working day, we have ten-twelve grievances of cyber crimes. Some 90 p.c of these victims are pre-teen and teenage girls,” Nazmul Islam, a deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Law enforcement, told AFP.
Law enforcement explained girls were being being tricked into posing for intimate images and video footage that were being later on posted on social media or utilized for trolling. On some occasions, hidden cameras were being utilized to secretly film young individuals having sex, with the footage later on posted on line.
“Sometimes these photos and films are being utilized by boyfriends to emotionally blackmail the girls or their families,” explained Islam.
Bangladesh in 2013 set up a unique demo court to offer with social media-similar crimes and because then extra than 450 circumstances have been listened to.
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“(The) bulk of the victims are young girls. In a lot of circumstances, as soon as they were being married, they uncovered that their previous enthusiasts posted their intimate photos to social media,” prosecutor Nazrul Islam Shamim told AFP.
“In 1 incident, a young girl fully commited suicide soon after her lover sent some of her intimate photos to her cell phone,” he explained.