The workshop was proportionately based upon four segments namely – avoiding online scams, social media safety, managing digital footprint and identification of safe online content.
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With the incessant rise of cases pertaining to cyber bully and crime, Google India in the recent times held a workshop for students on internet safety and security.
The workshop was proportionately banked upon four segments namely – avoiding online scams, social media safety, managing digital footprint and identification of safe online content.
“Google is conducting multiple ‘cyber safety’ workshops for students in different schools across the country. Using the knowledge and skills they’ve learned from the workshop, they’ll be tasked to create and run their own online safety campaigns, encouraging young people in their schools and communities to consider issues such as the effects of cyber bullying, managing one’s own digital footprint and online tricks and scams. These youth-created online or offline educational campaigns can take any form, including online videos and other social media content, sketches and in-school events,” said Sunita Mohanty, Director Trust and Safety, Google India, as reported in DNA.
More on the news:
- Students are provided with verdant platform where they can contest, exchange innovations, and campaign on cyber safety
- Students who had undergone the training were urged to make optimum use of what they had acquired and spread their skills and knowledge among other children
- It is speculated that Google had, so far, conducted such workshops across 10, 000 schools
- Google has, of late, entered into an agreement with the government of Goa to actualized the vision of ‘Digitalised Goa’ whose primary mission is to integrate internet safety lessons in formal school curriculum
- Teachers and students said that they find the session useful and pragmatic
- One elated students, expressing his excitement about the session, said that the programme was quite a captivating
- “Loved the session, speaker and how captivating the workshop was, not for a second was I bored. Cannot wait to do amazing things in my school,” said Rahul, a student of Apeejay School, Pitampura.