Google, NCERT join hands to teach students to be responsible digital citizens
Students across the country will now learn how to become responsible digital citizens, besides getting lessons on cyber-bullying and crimes as Google joins hands with the National Council of Educational Research (NCERT) to devise a new curriculum on these lines. The integrated course will be implemented in more than 1.4 million schools across the country from next academic session in April 2018.
Students from Class I – Class XII, in a four-pronged approach, will be taught how to remain safe on the internet, use it smartly, leave positive digital footprints and be future ready. They will also learn through structured classroom modules about the social, ethical and legal aspects of internet safety.
Talking to DNA during the official announcement of the new course on Safe Internet Day here on Tuesday, Sunita Mohanty, Director, Trust and Safety, Google India shared that they have devised different courses for varied age groups, all with the sole objective of making internet experience a positive and fulfilling one for students.
The first part of the programme will focus on young kids who will be introduced to basic tools of the net and exposed to the web world. “The curriculum is structured to match the intellectual and curiosity needs …read more