POCSO in 'POCSO Act' stands for 'Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences Act'. It is a federal legislation of India enacted by the act of Parliament. It came into effect on November 14th 2012. As the name of the legislation says, it is an exlusive legislation to protect children from sexual crimes.
POCSO Act, primarily recognizes four kinds of crimes names assualt (always physical), harassment (always non-physicla but has sexual intent), using children for pornographic purposes and abetment of/ attempting to commit a sexual crime against a child. POCSO Act also ensures the privacy of a reporting child so no child need to be afraid of reporting of the crime to the police.