The special unit for women and children of Delhi Police has been conducting special sessions in city schools to educate students about cyber crime.
The ‘Go To School Initiative- Protecting Children On the Internet’ seeks to educate students about do’s and don’ts while using the internet.
“A majority of cyber cases go unreported as children fear telling it to others while some fail to understand that someone is misuing their profiles on social media. Due to this a significant number of children end up being a vulnerable target,” said Varsha Sharma, DCP Special Police Unit for Women and Children (SPUWAC).
During the sessions, a 20 minute audio-visual presentation that include lessons on cyber safety while using Facebook, WhatsApp and downloading applications from the internet, is shown to the children.
The students are also provided with information about different helpline numbers that they can dial when in trouble. The sessions also helped in creating a bond between children and police officials.
In a month, the special unit of police made presentations in 290 schools — both government and private. The programme began on November 2, and more than 1,80,000 students were part of this