23rd Sep 2021 11:09:PM Editorials
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

The news of an Arunachal woman’s photograph being morphed and uploaded on a porn site is what nightmares are made of. One cannot even begin to fathom the mental trauma the victim has undergone. Such is the mind of depraved people who think nothing beyond making money at any cost. The Special Investigation Team must be commended for cracking the case and arresting a Noida-based man who is the owner of the porn site.
This incident is a learning lesson for the present generation especially those highly active on social media—the victim’s photographs, which were morphed and uploaded were picked up from her Instagram account. Social media has faced flak for steadily becoming an unsafe platform. Social media has turned into a hunting ground for sexual predators as they can prey on unsuspecting minors and women under the garb of virtual anonymity. These sexual predators are on the prowl using social networking websites to widen their reach and sexually exploit teenage girls. On the other hand, without having the knowledge of entrapment, adolescent girls are befriending these men they come across online, without knowing the imminent threat. The lack of awareness on cyber safety is taking a toll as seen in numerous cases.
Arunachal like anywhere else has an active netizens community; highly interactive and vocal on diverse issues. However, a closer look can also baffle one with the high levels of toxicity. Spiteful comments, posting graphic images of accident victims, deceased etc are all done albeit innocently to the great distress of family and friends of those involved. Social Etiquette is not a fancy term but if you are a social media user, one must abide by it.
The Arunachal Pradesh Police must strengthen its cyber cell to tackle such cases which is likely to grow as the world becomes more technologically driven. There must be an initiative to educate youngsters by running awareness campaigns on how to conduct themselves on social media and to watch out for danger signals. The complex world of social media can only be navigated safely if one is aware of its pitfalls.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
Email: kenterjoyaz@easternsentinel.in / editoreasternsentinel@gmail.com
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