Social Surfing is an innovative concept which helps develop a safe and sensitive online environment by empowering the users. Centre for Social Research in association with Facebook has conducted 450 workshops across the country (2015-2018) and the Social Surfing team has interacted with over 20,000 students about online safety.
In the interactive and youthful workshops, Social Surfing focuses on using Facebook as a platform for knowledge sharing and social change.
Users are informed about the evolution of social media platforms and its growth.
This is followed by discussion on numerous privacy settings and safety features present on the portal. Seeking support through social media to bring about a positive change in the society and Counter Speech are main elements of the workshop.
In the year 2018, Social Surfing covered 25 states, 4 Union Territories and colleges in over 92 cities.
At the close of the year, we logged in a record of completing 250 workshops in 5 months.