Cyber Crime Awareness among College
Students in Mangalore
Vajagathali M*, Navaneeth Kumar S and Balaji Narayan B
Department of Criminology and Forensic Science, School of Social Work, India
Submission: May 25, 2018; Published: July 01, 2019
*Corresponding author:Vajagathali M, Department of Criminology and Forensic Science, School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangaluru, India
How to cite this article:Vajagathali M, Navaneeth Kumar S, Balaji N B. Cyber Crime Awareness among College Students in Mangalore. J Forensic Sci &
Criminal Inves. 2019; 12(1): 555828. DOI: 10.19080/JFSCI.2018.11.555828.
The aim of the study is to investigate the attention of cyber-crime among faculty students in Mangalore by focusing varied threats. In recent year’s law-breaking is a vast challenge all told areas together with national security, public safety and private privacy. To forestall from a victim of law-breaking everybody should fathom their own security and safety measures to safeguard by themselves. A well-structured form survey methodology is applied to investigate the faculty student’s awareness within the space of cyber security. This survey is going too conducted in varied disciplines of students in Mangalore by focusing varied threats like user id and word, virus, piracy, erotica, fraud and cyber laws. This survey examines the faculty student’s awareness and therefore the level of awareness concerning the safety problems and a few suggestions square measure set forth to beat these problems. Supported the info the disciplines were compared and located out the attention level among the students.
Keywords: Cyber-Crime; Cyber law; It Act 2000; Awareness
Computer is one among the necessary general functions in today’s life for many reasons. Nowadays it’s utilized by the just about all the organizations, establishments and folks. The advancement of engineering provides such a lot of blessings and conjointly brings disadvantages too. Due to this development in a very tiny time it creates issues and challenges too. By victimization the pc nets many crimes have been occurred. The pc crime includes money fraud crimes, Cyber coercion, Cyber warfare, Cyber extortion, fraud, Hacking, ineligible downloading, Piracy software/websites. These styles of offences that deals with the cyber world which incorporates laptop security, data security, and mobile security too. In order to commit crime by a laptop and net to hurt any persons or people is thought as Cyber-crime. It’s been a retardant as early because the late Seventies. In 1978 the primary spam e-mail materialized and in 1982 the primary virus put in on apple laptop. Regarding 2000 complaints were received in 2006 concerning cyber-crime. The 3 major complaints were money fraud, viruses and hackers. Children are being exposed to unwanted erotica, net harassment and bullying has been a perpetually inflated has been found. Day by day the usage of net continues to rise throughout the world; the threat of cyber-crime conjointly grows. These crimes are comparatively harmful whereas some aren’t abundant serious. The harmful crimes are Hacking, fraud, Cyber coercion, Virus dissemination, erotica, and Cyber forgery.
During this analysis, we’ve to look at the notice level of cyber-crime among school students in Mangalore town. Youth is that the backbone of Asian country, they ought to their rights and rights to grasp about this type of crime occur within the society. In India, there are 5 major academic disciplines are playing a crucial to engineer a student generation. Majority of the Indian school students are taking those 5 fields and commenced their career with the assistance of revered establishment. Those 5 disciplines are Arts, Science, Engineering, Medical and Law. During these 5 disciplines the participants are taken for our analysis and see the notice level of the cyber-crime and IT act 2000. Form methodology is going to be wont to collect the info for this analysis and victimization method to research the info. In Mangalore town, we’ve designated arbitrarily a hundred and fifty school students in several schools consistent with the disciplines. Through the applied math analysis, we have a tendency to be attending to examine the notice level of individual disciplines and see that discipline can get high result and that discipline can get the less awareness regarding the cyber-crime .
I hereby declare that this research project entitled “Cyber Crime Awareness among college students, Mangalore” is a bona-fide research carried out by me and my co-partner under the guidance of Mr. Balaji Narayan B, Assistant Professor,
Department of Criminology and Forensic science, school of
Social Work, Roshni Nilaya Mangalore. The present study aims
to understand cyber-crime awareness among college students,
The purpose of the research was to find out the knowledge
of cyber and its terms among college students. As the cybercrime
increasing day by day, there arises the need to improve
the knowledge about cyber and to avoid being victim of the
cyber-crime. The study was an attempt to find out whether the
students of Mangalore are aware of cyber and its crime. The
study can help management to know about the knowledge of
students in cyber.
The research design is a conceptual structure within the
research study is undertaken. The preparation of such design
facilitates research to be as effective as possible yielding
maximum information. Questionnaire based method will be
employed for the study.
For the purpose of this study, the UG and PG students of
Mangalore will be taken as universe. In the present study, the term
respondents are referred to students of Mangalore. The selected
respondents are technically called “sample” and the selection
process is called “sampling techniques‟. For the purpose of the
study the investigator has selected the investigator has selected
150 different disciplines students of UG and PG in Mangalore.
The sample is selected through “Simple Random Sampling
Method”. The students are randomly chosen as respondents. Age
of the respondents is distributed from 18-28 years
A tool is an aid with necessary and relevant information
could be gathered systematically to the subject matter. The
tool was decided on the basis of the objectives of the study.
The Questionnaire method (Annexure) will be the tool of data
collection, which will be used by the researcher for the purpose
of collecting data from the respondents. Questionnaire method
is the best method for collecting the maximum information in a
systematic method. In the present study, Descriptive Research
or Survey method will be applied to describe and interpret what exists at present. It involves some types of comparison or contrast
and attempts to discover the relationship between existing
non-manipulated variables. The Survey method to educational
problems is one of the most commonly used approaches
The respondents of the study were taken from Mangalore city.
The respondents were divided based on different educational
fields i.e. Arts, Science, Medical, Engineering and Law students
of UG and PG students. Around 30 respondents from each field
consists of totally 150 respondents by using questionnaire
method. Both male and female respondents were considered for
the study. The data was collected by simple random sampling
method. Opinion and views of the respondents were collected
through the Questionnaire method. The investigator after
building an understanding with the respondents described
the purpose, importance and significance of the study. The
questionnaire was filled in the presence of researcher so that
researcher could clarify the doubts of respondents regarding the
The age of the respondents, 34% of the respondents belong
to age group of 18-20 years, in Table 1 34.7% of the respondents
belong to age group of 21-22 years and 31.3% of the respondents
belong to age group of 23-25 years Figure 1.
As shown in Table 2, percentage of the awareness level of
User Id and Password among different discipline of students
has been mentioned above. As per data highest awareness level
was found in the discipline of Science, they have 26.7% followed by engineering and arts students have second highest value of
23.3%. Medical students having moderate level of awareness
compared to above three disciplines. The value is about 16.7%
respectively. Finally, law students have the lowest level of
awareness which the value includes 10% Figure 2 .
As shown in Figure 3, percentage of the awareness level of
computer virus among different discipline of students has been
mentioned above. As per data highest awareness level was found
in the discipline of Science students have 36.7% followed by
Medical students have second highest value of 20%. Engineering
students having moderate level of awareness compared to above
two disciplines in Table 3. The value is about 16.7 respectively.
Finally, Law and Arts students have the lowest level of awareness
which the value includes 13.3%.
As shown in the above Table 4, percentage of the awareness
level of Identity Theft among different discipline of students has
been mentioned above. As per data highest awareness level was
found in the discipline of Science students have 35.7% followed
by Arts students have second highest value of 25.8%. Other three
disciplines have moderate level of awareness which includes the
percentage of 22.3, 9.6 and 6.6 respectively Figure 4 .
As shown in the above Table 5, percentage of the awareness
level of Piracy among different discipline of students has been mentioned above. As per data highest awareness level was
found in the discipline of Science students have 36.7% followed
by Medical students have second highest value of 20%, Arts and
Engineering students having moderate level of awareness which
includes the percentage of 15.3 and 153.3 and law students have
only 12.7% of awareness respectively Figure 5.
As shown in above Table 6, percentage of the awareness
level of Pornography among different discipline of students has
been mentioned above. As per data almost all the disciplines
have highest level of awareness about the Pornography. The
percentage includes Science students have 26.7%, Arts and
Engineering students have 23.3% , Law students have 16.7%
and Medical students have 10% Figure 6 .
As shown in the above Table 7, percentage of the awareness
level of Cyber Crime Laws among different discipline of students has been mentioned above. As per data highest level of awareness
was found in the discipline of Science and Arts students have
23.3% followed by Engineering students have second highest
value of 20%.Law students having 20% and Finally Medial
students having 12.7% respectively Figure 7.
As shown in the above Table 8, researcher compared all the
disciplines and found out that which discipline have the higher
awareness and which got low level.
As shown in the Figure 8, after comparing the disciplines
researcher got the highest percentage awareness level in Science
a. Maximum number of respondents were from the age
group of 21-22.
b. Majority of the respondents are from Mangalore only.
c. Majority of respondents have the high level of
awareness in the Pornography.
d. There is a lack of knowledge about computer virus
among the respondents.
e. As per our objective researcher found out the
awareness level of cyber crime among college students in
Mangalore has been successfully examined. The researcher
also the compared the awareness level of cyber crime among
different disciplines like Law, Medical, Arts, Science and
a) Use a full service suite
b) Use strong password and include all the characters
c) Keep your antivirus software updated
d) Manage your social media setting and keep your
information locked down
e) Talk to your neighbours, collegues, parents, childrens,
friends and relatives about the cyber crime and cyber crime
f) Take precaution measures to help protect yourself
against identity theft
g) Keep an eye on the kids whether they are using
inappropriate surfing in the internet.
h) Make backups of important files and folders to protect
important files and records on your computer if your
computer malfunctions or is destroyed by a successful
i) As cyber-crime is the major threat to all the countries
worldwide, certain steps should be taken at the international
level for preventing the cyber-crime.
On the basis of findings of present work it could be concluded
that there is a significant difference between the awareness
level of different disciplines. Results revealed the importance
of awareness as a tool to decrease/prevent cyber-crime. The
overall findings indicate that the Science students have high
level of awareness compared to other disciplines. Therefore
it is concluded that todays generation moderately most of the
students have the basic knowledge about the computer and its
We would like to express my sincere heartfelt gratitude and
thanks to our Insititution School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya
for providing us with the platform. With our regards and respect,
we take this oppurtunity to thank our mentor and research
supervisor Mr. Balaji Narayan B, Assistant Professor, School of
Social Work, Roshni Nilaya for providing us with the necessary
guidance, encouragement and suggestions when required and
also for the steering us in the right direction. We would like
to thank Ms. Saritha D’Souza, Head and Ms. BhavyashreeRai,
Lecturer, Post Graduate Department of Criminology and
Forensic Science, School of Social Work, Mangaluru, for their
constant support in our research work. Our sincere thanks to
Ms. Juliet C J, Principal, School of Social Work, Mangaluru, for
giving us the opportunity to undertake this study.We sincerely
thank participants for their support and cooperation during data
collection. We would like to thank our family for the constant
encouragement and support throughout our life and academic
Senthilkumar K, Easwaramoorthy S. (2017) A Survey on Cyber Security awareness among college students in Tamil Nadu. In: Materials Science and Engineering Conference Series 263: 4.
Manisha Kumbhar, Vidya Gavekar (2017) A Study of Cyber Crime Awareness for Prevention and its Impact. International journal of recent trends in engineering and research. In: Monalisa Hati (Eds), Cyber Crime: A Threat to the Nation and its Awareness. International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer and Communication Engineering.
Afrozulla Khan Z, Vaishnavi Rajesh Thaku, Arjun (2018) Cyber Crime Awareness among MSW Students, School of Social Work, Mangaluru. JFSCI 9(2): 1-7.
Jose T, Vijayalakshmi Y, Babu S, Manimegalai P (2016) Mobile crimes in India: A survey. In 2016 International Conference on Signal Processing, Communication, Power and Embedded.