DSEJ conducts cyber safety awareness campaign in schools

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 30: To strengthen cyber security to prevent cybercrimes and to tackle its unforeseen challenges by synergizing the efforts of various stakeholders in a sustainable manner, Directorate of School Education Jammu conducted a fortnightly mega cyber safety campaign in Jammu Division.
Director School Education Jammu, Dr Ravi Shankar Sharma laid emphasis on such awareness programmes on cyber security. He said that with the growing adoption of Digital platforms, the rate of digital crimes is also increasing day by day. Since the internet is widely used by people in their lives, it is necessary to spread awareness among users for safe and secure use of these platforms/services accessible through the internet.
Er Vikas Razdan, Cyber security analyst and cyber warrior highlighted the challenges related to cyber-crimes; Meenu Padha, Member JUICCASH ( Jammu University Internal Complaint Committee against Sexual Harassment) created awareness on IT Laws; Mohammad Yasin Kitchloo, SSP( Security Wing) discussed Financial Frauds with the participants; Shoaib Dar, Founder and Director, Pl Jam Foundation enlightened upon Social Networks, while Chandani Agarwal, Cyber security Awareness coach discussed Cyber Hygiene and Digital Footprints with the participants.
Besides these, Counselling Cell’s weekly programme “Aao Baat Karein” involving Faculty Counsellor Dr Jyoti Malhotra and DCC Vipan Kumar Sharma and peer counsellors Sanchi Manhas and Rohit Kapai discussed about their intakes from these webinars.
A number of activities viz Debates, slogan writing, elocution, poster-making, audio lectures, video lectures, skits etc on cybercrimes were organised by different schools at their level by involving students. Resource Person from American Indian Foundation also aided in the conduct of this campaign.
Dr Romesh Sharma, Head Counselling Cell said that protection of cyber rights is already being taken up by the Counselling Cell in its annual calendar as monthly activity. He also said that these awareness campaigns will continue through sensitized faculty counsellors.
Counsellor Shanti Saroop Sharma, Dr Alka Sharma, Preeti Sharma and Bindu Kumari helped in the smooth conduct of the proceedings of these webinars. Sohail Wani DNO Doda helped in the development of Audio-visual material for this campaign. The virtual platform for these webinars was provided by Danish Aziz, Education Specialist, UNICEF India.