scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Friday, December 03, 2021

Delhi: Schools to raise awareness among students on cybercrimes

The school programme is part of a Union home ministry scheme and it is intended for students of classes 6 and above. The education department has laid out monthly activities from November to February including workshops, seminars, quizzes and creative sessions.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: November 4, 2021 2:41:14 am
delhi schools cyber crimeFor classes 11 and 12, the themes are cybercrimes and safety, cyber hygiene in daily life, introduction to social networks and electronic payments and safeguards. (Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)

Once every month, students of classes VI and above in schools in Delhi will have sessions and activities on the prevention of cybercrimes through a government programme looking to make them ‘cyber warriors’.


This school programme is part of the Union home ministry’s scheme, Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C), under which the first Wednesday of every month is to be observed as ‘Cyber Jagrookta Divas’.

The education department has laid out monthly activities from November to February including workshops, seminars, quizzes and creative sessions. For students of classes VI to X, the themes to be covered are introduction to cybercrimes, kinds of cybercrimes, spotting fake news and fake apps on social media and the internet, internet ethics, ATM scams, online shopping threats, mobile apps security, mobile connectivity security attacks and preventive measures. For classes XI and XII, themes are cybercrimes and safety, cyber hygiene in daily life, introduction to social networks and electronic payments and safeguards.

According to a letter by Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla to chief secretaries of all states, “there is a pressing need to increase ‘cyber hygiene’ for prevention of cybercrimes” owing to “the exponential increase in the number of internet user (sic) on social media platforms in India, and the rapidly evolving technologies which have also brought unique challenges”.


Since several schools are already over-burdened, administrators raised apprehensions over the extent to which this can be effectively carried out.

“For every new initiative, a circular is sent off to schools to implement some new programme or event. Currently, along with regular classes, we are implementing entrepreneurship mindset classes, happiness classes, deshbhakti classes, Mission Buniyaad session and year-long Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav programmes even while our teachers are scattered in vaccination and BLO duty. We haven’t been given any special resources… our computer teacher will conduct sessions to the best of his ability,” said a government school head.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Delhi News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement