•According to a International recent survey, 53% of Indian children between 8 and 17 years have been bullied online.
•3 in 10 parents in India say their children have victims of Cyberbullying
•Over 7.2 million kids under the age of 16 in India are on Facebook
•Hindustan Time: “Shame: India comes third in cyber-bullying”
•A young girl, student of IIM Bangalore, committed suicide when her boyfriend dumped her through a Facebook post
There are many alarming examples of lack of digital responsibility.
In our survey we have found that 80% schools do not have any course and the remaining have outdated courses to tackle the problem of digital safety. There is no education on how to be safe in the digital world (using the internet or using the mobile phone) -- The Do's & Dont's when online. Add to the problem, the net is constantly expanding & evolving. This puts kids, parents, teachers & the schools brand at tremendous risk.
Cybersmartie - The first workshop designed in India for Kids to educate them about digital safety. Our mission -- make every kid a cybersmartie.
Through our workshop we educate children about the dangers that are online, the precautions they should take, safety tips, how to be smart online.
As part of workshop we also have exercises that include parent & student interaction in the form of pledges & family pacts to ensure that parents are aware of what their kids are doing online. Besides the workshop we use literature that children take home which can be shared with parents. We also provide tips to parents on how to handle online disaster situations. We also work with the teachers & school boards to define their school policy.