New Delhi, February 7
The Delhi Police I'm a unique step launched a cyber awareness campaign, Fool Nahi-Cool Bane’. The campaign ‘Cyber Suraksha’ is in partnership with Meta.
Thr Delhi Police has already taken up number of initiatives for spreading awareness about cyber safety among internet users. It is a firm belief that educating people and spreading awareness is the best measure to prevent people from falling prey to prevailing online adversaries.
The program will focus on providing users, especially youth, with digital safety best practices and e-digital literacy awareness sessions, training resources, knowledge repository including child and adult safety self-help material, safety videos and other resources.
The Delhi Police also launched a series of short films for internet users with an appeal “Fool Nahi-Cool Bane” as part of cyber awareness campaign. These short films would be having awareness messages and impart knowledge regarding prevailing cyber related offences to the viewers. These will be disseminated through different social media platforms as a part of Delhi Police’s initiative of public outreach.
The event was attended by around 300 girl students of various colleges across Delhi.
H.G.S Dhaliwal, Spl Commissioner of Police, Special Cell added that Cyber related offences are growing exponentially. He praised Meta for their cooperation in various cases being investigated by Delhi Police and sought similar kind of assistance in future as well. Further urged people to educate themselves and contribute by spreading awareness among amateur internet users, as together we will be able to make the cyber space safer.
Sanjay Singh, Special Commissioner of Police, Perception Management & Media Cell said that the digital awareness is of prime importance and the need of the hour as the cyber crime has become a problem world-wide.
The women and children are among the most vulnerable section, who often fall prey, due to lacking awareness about cyber safety and crimes. He urged the victims to report the matter as remaining silent gives an opportunity to the perpetrators to repeat similar acts and reiterated that ‘Not to speak-out shall not be an option’. Although, the law enforcing agencies are making all out efforts to tackle it but without general awareness and knowledge about cyber-crimes/frauds and available safety measures, this menace cannot be curbed.
Speaking about the partnership with Delhi Police, Head of Trust & Safety, Meta, Satya Yadav said, “Building an environment where women, youth and other users feel safe and inclusive is our priority and we have introduced various measures in this endeavour. We firmly believe that the internet should be an enabler of opportunities and this partnership with Delhi Police will help in creating an online experience for each user where they are aware and equipped with the right tools and resources to safeguard themselves and are able to derive the best opportunities from digital platforms.
The ‘Cyber Suraksha’ campaign would be two-month long campaign, which will focus on training Delhi Police personnel on Meta’s safety tools and resources, and impart digital literacy training to 10,000 students of various schools across Delhi. Meta and Delhi Police will also build resources to educate users about protecting themselves against various cyber scam/fraud.