I would like to tell you the story of Princess in Cyber World
Once there was a beautiful princess who lived with her father in a huge palace. Being a member of the royal family, although she was enjoying all the wealth and comfort, the only thing she was missing as a growing child was friends. Her father, being a king couldn’t spend any time with the princess. He used to travel a lot, visiting other states. He was sure about the princess’s safety as it was the safest place anyone can think of. On her 13th Birthday, her father gifted her one laptop. Princess was very happy on that day. One day Out of curiosity and excitement the Princess opened the laptop. It was like a fairytale for her. Soon she became laptop friendly. She could read, view anything she wanted. Then she entered the world of magic, the world of the internet. Internet was like a genie for her.She could read, view anything she wanted. Photos, Advertisements, shopping, exchange of ideas, knowledge sharing, playing online games, watching videos, sharing videos, photos, and what not! It was more than she could be dreamed of. And then it was inevitable that she come across the cyber genie called “Facebook”. She opened a Facebook account. Now she was feeling like she was in heaven. She got the most precious thing in her life, online friends! Her friendliest started growing day by day but all of them were the people she already knew. One fine day she saw a friend request. It was from a boy. The profile claimed that he was from the very wealthy state and their interest was identical. She was excited. Without verifying his status, without going through his detailed profile, she accepts his friend request. She started talking to her new friend. Now, this new friend started taking interest in her personal life and she started sharing everything with him. King was happy as the princess was happy and in the safe palace. Now princess started spending most of her time on the internet. Sometimes she used to bunk her school. She stopped playing outdoor games in her backyard. Facebook and her new friend were a new life for her. He was cool, charming. Everything else was so boring without him. Slowly king started to realize the change in the princess’s behavior. He was a bit worried but he was still not bothered as his princess was still within the palace and hence safe. But the king was completely unaware of the trap his daughter was in. Sitting in the cozy corner of the palace, the safest place in the world, his daughter was actually becoming a cyber addict. She was completely in the trap of an unknown person whom she has not met before. She was spending her days and nights on her new laptop chatting with her new virtual friend, getting driven by an unknown force. She was completely amused by an unknown person and their virtual meeting on messenger. After a few days, the king started to worry about his daughter's strange behavior. The princess was not able to eat her meals properly, she was not able to sleep properly, She was not giving response to the king upon calling. She was completely lost in her own world. The king concluded this as a behavioral issue and secretly became the spy of the princess. He secretly observed the princess's moves and what she is doing on her laptop. In all his efforts he could find out that the princess is busy with somebody on the messenger. He started finding the person who could help his dearest daughter. The king announced publicly that the person who could save the princess from gadget addiction would be rewarded handsomely. Meanwhile, the princess continued her virtual relationship.The princess was completely engrossed in an emotional relationship with her cyber friend. She was impressed by his photographs and his praise for her and was completely in love with him. She started blindly believing him. Once he asked for a few of her indecent images. Without any second thought, she clicked the selfies and sent them to him. The relationship continued... After a few days, the king was able to find the person who accepted the challenge. He claimed himself as a magician.The magician was extremely brilliant.He was well educated in the field of IT and networking. With the help of his technical knowledge, he found out that the cyber friend of the princess was actually a cyber groomer who was abusing the princess sexually because he wanted to capture the kingdom of the king. When the king came to know about it, he was completely shocked. He along with the magician started to convince the princess about leaving the virtual relationship. But cyber grooming was so intense that it had stopped the princess's thinking ability. She didn't listen to them and wanted to marry the person irrespective of his age and without any second thought. The groomer was actually the king's old enemy who started blackmailing the king from the indecent photos which the princess had sent the groomer. At the same time, the princess started blackmailing her father that if she would not marry her online friend she would commit suicide. King was in a dilemma and a complete depression. Finally, the king in his severe depression gave away all his empire and his daughter to that cruel enemy who was the old king of the neighboring kingdom. This way the cyber grooming completely ruined the safest place in the world.
• Cyber grooming is winning the trust and trapping a person by goodwill, cyberbullying is harassment and bullying done by nasty methods. The different types of cyberbullying involve causing humiliation through hateful comments on online platforms/apps, or through SMS or messaging. It comprises posting, sending, or sharing negative, nasty, or false information/photos about another individual for causing humiliation and character assassination, triggering religious content, issuing threats, and creating fake online identities for illegal reasons.
In this session, we will discuss
1. The concept of online grooming.
2. The process of Cyber Grooming
3. Types of Cyber Groomers
4. Why this is happening/ Why teens are becoming victims in this cyber Grooming?
5. Who is at risk?
6. Warning signs
7. What to do
1. To know everything about Cyber Grooming 2. To understand safety measures for how to avoid cyber Grooming 3. If will become victim in this then what will be the next step 4. Legal , Psychological aspects of Cyber Grooming
Should be aware about How to access internet