The Delhi government has published a circular to all the heads of schools to educate students and their parents about the safe use of the Internet and sensitize them about cyberbullying and online threats as they proceed to attend classes online due to the ongoing pandemic.
The Directorate of Education (DoE) said a study has been performed by the India Child Protection Fund (ICPF) on the subject of online exploitation of children and the rise in activities related to child sexual abuse material, which implies a sharp rise in demand for online child pornography during the lockdown. Therefore, it is that it is essential to make children and their parents aware of the safe use of the Internet.
In a letter to school heads, DoE said school education has shifted from the carefree days of learning together in safe school environments to online mode.
Internet spaces are growing and multiplying and data security, privacy, and safety are inadequate to keep a check on this. Significantly, everyone is aware of the risks that could be related to being connected to the Internet and can result to cyberbullying , the DOE said in a circular.