Is social media a good influence? Yes, it can be- says Akancha Srivastava!
Akancha addresses one of the most frequently asked questions especially asked about children who seem to be using these tools frequently.
Akancha has been leading this initiative for last 3 years raising awareness on this topic & you can watch many more videos on this topic on the channel. She says that indeed social media can be a good influence IF AND ONLY IF it’s used in the right manner & with right intentions.
As Akancha points out, its not the platforms, its how we use it. Even a good thing in excess is injurious, same applies to social media. It can be a great influence when used in moderation.
Internet can not become a replacement for real world friends or activities especially for children.
Social media use by children needs handholding by parents so that they can gently guide the kids. Children are bright, they only need to be able to distinguish between right & wrong with your help.
One also needs to watch for which games children are interested in, are they indulging in any incorrect language, addiction to any platform or are they looking for validation from strangers.
Social media can be a good influence in terms of teaching community learning, collaboration, knowledge treasure trove, team building, information gathering, improving language skills & more.
Please do listen to Akancha on how you can make social media a good influence, not be addicted to it, encourage it’s right use in children, and not over spend time on it.
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.
Honorary Board of advisors
Foundation’s board hosts – Vijay Shekhar Sharma (Founder- Paytm), IG Navniet Sekera (Uttar Pradesh), IG Krishna Prakash (Maharashtra), Ritesh Malik (Founder- Innov8), Princess Diya (MP- Rajsamand).
Goals of this initiative
The initiative aims at Education, Empowerment & Bridging of general population with the authorities.
Support of the Indian Police for the initiative
Bridging is the most unique attribute of the initiative. We have a host of over 50+ senior police officers from across the country supporting us in content & awareness drive.
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.
We encourage you to please watch our videos, go to our website, arm yourself with knowledge. Stay Aware, Stay Safe.