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Google and NCERT Signed a Pact to Teach Digital Citizenship and Safety

Published on February 08, 2018
Google and National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) signed a pact to integrate a course on 'Digital Citizenship and Safety' in information and communication technology curriculum.
  • It was signed on the occasion of Safer Internet Day which is observed on 6th February.
  • The curriculum developed by NCERT in collaboration with Google will be used to train students from class I - class XII across 1.4 million schools in India where they will learn how to become good and responsible digital citizens. 

Key Facts

The course has been designed to teach students the social, ethical and legal aspects of Internet safety.
The curriculum is spread into four themes – 
  1. being smart
  2. being safe
  3. being a digital citizen
  4. being future ready.
  • The course will also inform teachers about digital citizenship.
  • The course for lower classes will focus on engaging with technology and learning the use of basic digital tools.
  • In middle classes, students will be taught about the basics of the internet, concepts of account safety and distinguishing good content from bad. 
  • An advanced course includes topics such as privacy, device management, intellectual property and reputation management. 
  • Online financial literacy and cybercrime concepts will be introduced at graduation level of the course.
  • The basic aim of this initiative is to encourage young children and teach them the essentials of staying safe while exploring the online world.
  • This initiative aims to prepare students to identify the threats and ensure a safe web experience online.

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