Are you cyber safe? We ask the parents.
In our Delhi University workshops, one at Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, parents of students were also part of the session.
This was a very interesting session as often parents and children are on very different pages when it comes to use of technology. They are using very tech for very different purposes even on same social media platforms. We asked the parents if they understood what it means to be cyber safe.
Where is the gap?
One consistent complaint we get is that parents feel children are glued to their phones and children feel that parents don’t appreciate how important their use of technology is. This creates a lot of friction & misunderstanding.
Akancha addressed this issue and shared the importance of spending “inclusive” time on internet together. This will help parents understand interests of the children & also calm their anxieties. When they don’t know what kids are doing on the internet, they get worried. They wonder whom the children are interacting with or what they are playing. This leads of confusion in even understanding concept of being cyber safe.
Spend time together online
Spending time together also gives bonding time. Parents can learn about new games, apps, learn how to verify fake news etc
Parents were surprised to hear so many ways in which they might be using social media wrong. We received a lot fo appreciation for this session & these testimonials speak for themselves. Please do watch & feel free to contact us for any information that you might need.
Stay aware, stay safe!
ABOUT ‘AKANCHA AGAINST HARASSMENT’
‘Akancha Against Harassment’ is India’s largest social impact initiative against cyber harassment. It was founded by Miss Akancha Srivastava in February 2017. Its a not for profit Section 8 organisation.
Our Honorary advisory board members have illustrious company of: Vijay Shekhar Sharma (Founder- Paytm), IG Navniet Sekera (Uttar Pradesh), IG Roopa Moudgil (Karnataka) & IG Krishna Prakash (Maharashtra), Ritesh Malik (Founder- Innov8), Princess Diya (MP- Rajsamand). We are glad to have their support for this important cause.
The initiative aims at Education, Empowerment & Bridging of general population with the authorities.
Goals of this initiative
To create educational awareness about cyber safety, the Foundation conducts workshops across the country in schools, colleges, tech universities, IITs, IIMs, teachers trainings, parents and more. Objective of these workshops is to educate mindful use of technology. Its a pre emptive measure of making sure the probabilities of crime are reduced. It is also an effort to inspire everyone to give back to the country with their own skills. The initiative has appointed its ambassadors & champions across the country to take forward this education at schools, colleges.
If you want to invite us to your school, college, community or if you would like to work with us, please send us an email at : HelloAkancha@gmail.com
The initiative has a panel of lawyers, legal experts & members of other NGOs that empower with law & processes. One of the big gaps in India is that often we are not aware of our rights. We aim to help with information that can empower you in any situation of cyber safety.
Support of Indian police for the initiative
Bridging is the most unique attribute of the initiative. We have a host of senior police officers from across the country supporting us in content & awareness drive. We are also honoured to have IG Navniet Sekera (Uttar Pradesh), IG Roopa Moudgil (Karnataka) & IG Krishna Prakash (Maharashtra) on our advisory board. This unique strength helps us address any victim complaints that come to us as well as inform people about various measures of law enforcement across the country.
Multilingual AI Chat helpline for cyber safety
We run India’s only multilingual AI chat helpline for cyber safety. This helpline is currently available in Hindi & English on our website. It can be accessed from any internet enabled device. You can chat here anonymously, fearlessly. We do not track ISPs unless you trigger an SOS to Akancha in any crisis situation. Please note that all SOS emails go ONLY to Akancha. They are not accessed by any other team member.
We encourage you to please watch our videos, go to our website, arm yourself with knowledge. Stay Aware, Stay Safe.