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Students of govt and NDMC schools to get lessons on responsible use of social media
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NEW DELHI: From how much information to share online to how to deal with cyber threats, over seven lakh students in schools under Delhi government, the city's cantonment board and New Delhi Municipal Council will soon get lessons on "responsible use of social media".

The month-long series of online sessions, which will be conducted for 1,040 schools, is scheduled to begin from November 23. The decision was taken keeping in view the increased usage of gadgets and exposure to social media during Covid-19.

"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 said.

"The series on 'Responsible use of social media' will create awareness about the various kinds of threats on internet and also ways to secure oneself against these," he said.

Pal said students will also be mentored on how to be digitally smart. A total of 52 sessions will be held online for addressing 7.3 lakh students from classes IX to XII.

The National Council of Education Research and Training had in May sent a detailed guideline to schools defining the role of teachers as well as parents in promoting safe, legal, and ethical use of the internet by students.

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