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How Schools, Colleges And Universities Can Raise Awareness And Create The Right Value System

Education and sensitisation are the most sustainable and long-lasting answers to the menace of online violence and cyber-abuse. An absence of any digital learning or availability of any self-guided tools for students forces them into looking at problematic media representations online for guidance. There is a need for adding digital safety education as a course in school and college curriculums to ensure compulsory guidance on safe internet practices. Part of the solution is to "train the trainers", i.e. support teachers and provide them with the skills needed to deliver a digital skills-related curriculum. 

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.