Awareness of cyber crime should start from high school, Commissioner of Police T. Rajendran said here on Tuesday.

He was speaking at a two-day international conference on cyber criminology organised by the Department of Criminology, University of Madras.

Mr. Rajendran said that children are well-versed in computers these days and, therefore, “cyber sensitising” them was essential.

“A subject on cyber crime should be made part of school syllabus,” he said.

Mr. Rajendran also suggested mooted an international apex body to speed up investigations into cyber crime cases, as in many cases, the accused operated from abroad.

Madras University Vice-Chancellor G. Thiruvasagam said that the university is planning to introduce cyber criminology in its curriculum.

Topics of discussion at the seminar included cyber crime prevention, information security, national and international cyber laws, technological and legal challenges of cyber crime.

The Asian Society of Cyber Criminology, a forum to address issues related to cyber crime, under the Department of Criminology was also inaugurated at the event.

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