From how a lot of info to share on-line to how to take care of cyber threats, over seven lakh students in colleges below the Delhi authorities, town’s cantonment board and NDMC will quickly get lessons on the “responsible use of social media”. The month-long collection of on-line classes, which can be performed for 1,040 colleges, is scheduled to start from November 23. The lessons are being performed towards the backdrop of elevated utilization of devices and publicity to social media in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Threat through the unknown and anonymous cyber world is a harsh reality nowadays. Ease of access and unmonitored reach has exposed the children to unscrupulous elements on the net,” Deputy Director of Education Mohinder Pal mentioned. “The series on ‘Responsible use of Social Media’ will create awareness about the various kinds of threats on the internet and also ways to secure oneself from these threats. The children will also be sensitized about the responsible use of social media,” he mentioned. Pal mentioned students will even be mentored on how to be digitally good As per the plan, a complete of 52 classes can be held on-line for addressing 7.3 lakh students from lessons 9 to 12 of 13 districts (136 clusters) in Delhi. When a nationwide lockdown was introduced in March to include the unfold of the coronavirus an infection, all instructing and studying actions had to be moved on-line to keep away from the disruption of studying. The National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) had in May despatched the detailed tips to colleges defining the position of academics in addition to mother and father in selling the protected, authorized, and moral use of the web by students. Allowing solely authorized individuals to enter laptop labs, banning the use of USBs, blocking pop-ups and holding a verify on the looks of new and unfamiliar icons on desktop had been among the many cybersecurity and security tips issued to colleges and fogeys by the NCERT.