Google in talks to add internet safety to school curriculum in India
“We are trying to get into curriculum. Goa was one, we are trying to work with many more governments and central boards to make sure this becomes a part of regular discussion. There are 4-5 states (that are part of discussion),” Google India Director Trust and Safety Sunita Mohanty told .
She, however, did not disclose the names of the states.Read more ↓
About 460 teachers were trained in Goa, who will reach out to 80,000 students.
Apart from creating the curriculum for students, Google is also working on educating women and consumers as well on the importance of staying safe while browsing and transacting on the web.
According to a Microsoft survey conducted across 14 countries through its Digital Civility Index (DCI), 63% of Indian respondents reported having been exposed to an online risk.
About 44% of the Indian respondents said they had experienced their most recent online risk within the past month, indicating higher frequency.
Interestingly, males in the country reported more risks across categories — 64% compared to 61% for females.
“Concerns on unwanted sexual solicitation, sexting, revenge porn, or sextortion was reported by 77% Indians. Concerns on unwanted reputational behaviour such as doxing and damage to personal or workplace reputation was reported by 77% Indians,” it said.