Keeping the safety of students in view, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced a Cyber Safety Handbook for the Class 9 and 11 students. With online classes becoming the new normal, the handbook is meant to ensure healthy digital habits among students.
The handbook contains information about Digital access, digital literacy, digital etiquette, digital communication and commerce along with digital health and wellness. It also provides insight into regulations on the student’s digital rights, freedoms and responsibilities, online security, etc.
The handbook has assured to groom students in the areas of emotional harassment, attacks on devices through malware, production and consumption of a child’s physical being, etc.
In the handbook, CBSE has highlighted the importance of knowledge of English with most applications being presented in the language.
This book also aims to make use of computers and related technology which are necessary to avoid cyber crimes.
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank lauded the move by CBSE. The minister took to his official twitter handle to share the news and the efforts made by CBSE. With the students adapting to online mode of study from the past two months, the hand book will make students aware about crimes such as cyber theft, violations, etc.
Students, digital access has its own pros and cons!
Know your digital rights and responsibilities.
— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) May 20, 2020