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Digital Detox And Monitoring Can Curtail Exposure To Abusive Content Online: Ashok Kumar Mohan

Talking about ways to stay safe online, Ashok Kumar Mohan, Assistant Professor, TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham said that parental monitoring tools can be one of the ways to check content being consumed online but also important is digital detox - the practice of keeping the phone away for an hour daily.

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

Digital environment that the pandemic created has further taken over practically every aspect of our lives. All our needs are being met online. Young adults, especially those in schools, are consuming and interacting with data like never before. But we are not just getting from the online world, we are also giving out something vital - information. About us. Without even knowing it.

Cybercrime, which includes everything from theft and embezzlement to data hacking and identity theft, was up 600% as a result of the pandemic. But the vast majority of the teens and young adults are not aware of the perils of the online world.

Issues of data security and privacy are not widely known. The frequent use of digital tools to lure young people into dangerous and compromising situations is not known. The infinite possibilities and types of cybercrime are not known.