CHANDIGARH,20.10.20-In a first-ever initiative by a higher education institution in Chandigarh, Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women undertook a Chandigarh Police approved research project to investigate the phenomena of cyber harassment among female internet users in Chandigarh and submitted its report to the Cyber Cell, Chandigarh Police here today. Titled 'Making Virtual Space Safer: An Analytical Study on Cyber Harassment Among Women in Chandigarh', the project was successfully completed by Dr. Mamta Ratti, Postgraduate Department of Commerce and Dr. Minakshi Rana, Postgraduate Department of Sociology.

Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava informed that in view of the rising incidence of cases of cyber harassment targetting women like cyberstalking, cyber defamation, cyber bullying, etc., MCM had proposed to the Cyber Cell, Chandigarh Police to undertake this project which met with huge appreciation as a step to facilitate administration in making cyber space safer for women. She added that fulfilling its civic responsibility, the college submitted the report to the Cyber Cell Chandigarh Police with insightful recommendations, hoping that it would be considered and implemented soon to make the virtual space a safer place for women.