The internet helps us connect with our friends, family, global citizens, and most importantly provides economic and social empowerment to all.
In the past two years due to the pandemic, we have seen drastic increase in the usage of internet and daily online engagement. School and college-going students are actively using online platforms to access educational resources, enhance their knowledge and find opportunities. Consumption of information, resources, products and services have changed over the period of time then the way it used to be.
Since we all are a part in the Digital transformation, we have the responsibility to build safer and secure digital spaces for ourselves and for the future generations. Through our Online Safety and Security projects, the Centre for Social Research aim towards increasing awareness on the safety aspects, access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), fulfill the basic human rights, and make an effort to achieve the SDGs. We have also curated an Online Safety and Security Toolkit to educate and empower the internet users about the threats lurking online, and the availability of various tools that can be used to not fall prey to online abusers, trolls or scammers and safeguard from cyber bullying
and online harassment.
Centre for Social Research have been working on Online Safety & Security through various projects since almost a decade, to achieve the following SDGs: