In a reach-out initiative by the Delhi Police, the computer teachers in schools are being made partners in spreading cyber safety awareness among school children. Delhi Police are organizing workshops on cyber safety awareness for these teachers.
“Delhi police aims to harness the school computer teachers and computer centres in communicating the importance of cyber safety and how the school going kids can protect themselves from cyber crimes,” said Additional Commissioner of Police (Economic Offence Wing), Suvashish Choudhary. He further added, “teachers would also act as eyes and ears for the police in recognizing the new challenges that the children are likely to face,”
With this objective, Delhi Police has concluded its 5th Workshop on “Cyber-safety Awareness” for school computer teachers. These Workshops have been attended by more than 723 computer teachers from over 577 schools spread across Delhi. All Kendriya Vidyalayas, Govt. Senior Secondary Schools and Rajkiya Prathibha Vikas Vidyalayas have been covered in these workshops in addition to the significant number of public schools spread across Delhi.
During these workshops, an awareness module, comprising of presentations, short films, videos, quizzes, FAQs and handouts on DOs and DONTs, was presented before the school teachers and its salient aspects were explained. The soft copies of the module were shared with the schools for a demonstration in the computer lab and special assemblies. In Q&A session, several doubts of the teachers concerning cyber threats and safe online habits were cleared by technical experts of Delhi Police.
The sensitized school computer teachers are poised to act as force multipliers in Delhi Police’s efforts to spread cyber safety awareness amongst the vulnerable sections, especially children. Additional CP Suvashish Choudhary told us that Delhi Police aims to build upon this novel initiative and strengthen its engagement with schools' Computer Teachers in this collective fight against the growing menace of cybercrime.