Facebook India, as a part of its ‘Stay Safe Program’, has set a target of imparting internet safety lessons to over 4,000 school children from classes 7-12 in Guwahati by May.
The social media giant, in collaboration with Learning Links Foundation, has educated 1,300 students across Assam in April.
“This is the first internet safety programme for school children being conducted by Facebook in Assam. In today’s world, children spend a lot of time on the internet which impact their physical safety and development. Therefore, a few government and private schools in Guwahati have decided to collaborate with Learning Links Foundation and Facebook India to carry out campiagns on online safety. Till date, 1,360 students have benefited through this programme,” said Karishma Sharma, who is the state consultant of Learning Links Foundation, reports TOI.
Sharma said the campaign in Guwahati has been successfully conducted in Japorigog High School, Delhi Public School, Pandu Adarsha High School and KV Khanapara. “The programme has created an online site where safety tips are posted regularly,” she added.