Children who have attained their adolescence have a greater chance of being involved in juvenile crimes related to the cyber space. A recent research studying the effect of peers on a child has revealed that with peers into criminal activities like internet bullying and hacking lure children into the trap of these crimes.
The research paper has disclosed that the most important factor that determined if a student would be lured into committing such crimes is his friend circle and their attitude towards cyber crimes. It also revealed that the want of self control amongst students is also an important aspect.
The children who are more motivated to take risks and are of the reckless and aggressive attitude tend to end up committing these crimes more often. A criminologist from Michigan State University, Thomas Holt has stated that it was of utmost importance to keep an eye on the children’s activities on the internet and keep a check on the contacts and friends he makes both in the internet as well as in the real life.