ICSE schools’ association in West Bengal is soon going to organise a workshop for the students of its member schools to make them aware about the misuse of social media and the risk of online games like ‘Blue Whale Challenge’.
“We will be holding the workshop by September 2017 where two student leaders from class 9 and 10 and one teacher from each school will be participating and speak on the ‘abuse and misuse of social media’ and online games like ‘Blue Whale Challenge’,” Association Secretary Nabarun De said.
During the workshop, cyber experts will inform the student leaders about the inherent dangers of social media addiction, how it affects their studies, personal lives and how online games like ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ can be fatal, De added.
“They will then communicate the message to their classmates in a more cogent manner. We will be inviting all schools affiliated to our association including those in the Hills. We are sure of the participation from schools located in the plains,” he said.
The move is followed by a workshop at Central Modern School where De is the Principal.
“We have already conducted this exercise in my institution where the students showed a lot of interest as resource persons interacted with them and their teachers,” he said.
De also said that the workshop also apprise the students that addiction of smart phones may distract them from other curricular and extracurricular activities.
Over 250 schools spread across West Bengal are expected to participate in it.