A plea demanding directions to ensure safer online classes. The petitioner asked the Supreme Court to notify the Union of India (UOI) to publish detailed guidelines with respect to online virtual classes via video conferencing for children. Nand Kishore Garg filed this PIL through his lawyer Shashank Deo Sudhi.
The plea shows that highly suggestive and despicable materials available on the internet negatively affect the all-round growth of minors.
Immediately terminate the online classes, until the development of thorough guidelines for hosting of online classes in a totally encrypted and safeguarded attitude. Due to this mechanism, it will prevent the accessibility of several internet-driven restricted websites while the online classes through video conferencing in session, asks the petitioner.
Sudhi further sought guidance from the UoI, to evolve a legal mechanism for ensuring the computer devices for the children of financially weaker section of the society who had been fully segregated in the accessibility of online learning during the lockdown.
The petitioner expressed skepticism about the exposure among small school children towards cyber buzzards and other online driven pornographic open websites.
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Cyber buzzards and other online driven pornographic unrestricted websites are having a serious pretense on the educational development of children. The solicitor also is also worried that prevailing online video classes are not regulated as highly risky online applications are being used to furnish online education to small children which are likely to be manipulated by predacious cyber hackers, states the plea.
The plea demanding that there should be a wider mechanism developed for ensuring the accessibility of the computer-driven tools or any alternate arrangement of online classes for all the marginalized children of our nation to ensure that constrained children may be beneficiary of online video classes in order to cover the loss of learning during the lockdown time.