What is cyber hygiene, explains Jitendra Singh, Superintendent of Police, Madhya Pradesh

Every morning we get up and brush our teeth, have a bath, groom ourselves to keep clean. Similarly, there are certain practices we need to follow every day to maintain cyber hygiene.

Cyber hygiene means that we keep habits that help us maintain a safe and secure internet identity. Jietndra Sir shares few very simple exercises like keeping secure passwords, not sharing passwords, immediately informing financial institutions of any mishappenings.

Jitendra Sir says that just like we still get sick sometimes, we might become victims even after keeping good cyber hygiene. In that scenario, we have to immediately inform our loved ones, report to the police. He also tells the families of victims to provide better emotional support in such a scenario.

Please listen to this important episode on cyber hygiene. Stay aware, stay safe!


‘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.


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