SHILLONG, May 14: State Home Minister, James Sangma has expressed his concern over the prevalence of mobile use among children while stressing that it is impossible to monitor such children all the time.
In this context, James had said that technology is a double edged sword which can do good and also cause harm if used in the wrong way.
James had made this observation while speaking during a programme to mark the launch of the Cyber Crime Investigation Centre, Online FRO (Foreigner’s Registration Office) and the West Garo Hills District Police Website at Tura on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, James congratulated the police department for this wonderful initiative and also for working tirelessly to make this initiative a success. He said that this would go a long way to ensure safety, provide better coordination and better service delivery to the people of the region. Further, he hopes that launching of FRO will ensure and help tourist especially from abroad to get visas and other necessary information online.
Further, with regard to the style and functioning of the police department, the Home Minister lauded the State Police Force as the best in the country and hopes that they will continue to ensure safety for the citizens in the district.
James’ sister and Government Chief Whip, Agatha Sangma, while emphasizing on the maximum amount of time spent by the people surfing the internet these days, said that awareness on how use the internet for productive and good things is very important.
Referring to the increasing cyber crime occurring everywhere in the era of technology and internet, Meghalaya DGP, Dr. S B Singh sought the support and cooperation of all in implementing the service successfully to the people.
He then informed that the centres will be extended to the other districts as well in the later stage with more research and improved infrastructure.