The Digital Safety and Online Wellbeing workshops have been a project that the team is proud to be a part of. We can see the positive impact of our words, on students, teachers, principals and parents alike, in real time. These workshops and their importance are well-known with many recognized educational organizations now, thanks to the efforts made by the team.The CBSE collaboration helped us reach hundreds of schools and thousands of students. We have also made other national and international organizational collaborations through our network, because we believe each and every student, be it in villages or cosmopolitans can have equal rights to and can benefit from online safety training.
Covid-19 thrusting our children in the online spaces in an accelerated manner has opened up a vast possibility of children and adults facing dangerous situations online, like cyberbullying, cyberstalking, scamming, doxxing and many more. To ensure safe navigation, we have been conducting Online Safety and Security Workshops in collaboration with Facebook and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to ensure students will learn what it means to be a digital citizen, the power of positive online engagement, how to identify and combat dangerous situations, digital wellness, importance of reaching out, how to spot fake news and understand the damage it can do and many more skills and tools essential to keeping safe and secure, while online.We have successfully completed over 80 workshops with schools all over the nation and have trained more than 9000 students so far. We continue to conduct these training everyday and encourage students to refer to our Online Safety and Security Toolkit for more details and regularly update the toolkit with the latest developments, new information packets and relevant links to other resources.
In the last quarter of the year itself we were able to train approximately 20,000 students. The module has now been translated in Hindi, Marathi, Telugu & Kannada. This year we plan to add many more languages to this list like – Tamil, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Konkani, Manipuri etc.
We have also collaborated with renowned educational and child’s rights organizations like CRY, Pratham, Teach for India, Deepalya, and Wonder Parenting Moms. Through them we have been able to cover regions like Delhi & Haryana, North East, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka,Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Karnataka. We were able to successfully train 744 children ranging from ages 10-18 years, from remote parts of the country. Sessions were conducted in Hindi, English, and Kannada.
There are many more organizations with which collaborations are in the pipeline Social Media Our efforts on social media with regular and consistent good content have played a big hand in garnering support in terms of spreading the message and organizational collaborations. Thousands of pieces of original content have been created/posted over the span of the projects.