NCERT issues guidelines to schools, parents on cyber security, safety
(Sourced from PTI)
The National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) has issued guidelines to schools, parents on cyber security and safety. The guidelines issued to schools and parents by the NCERT include allowing only authorized people to access computer labs, banning the use of USBs, blocking pop-ups and keeping a check on the appearance of new and unfamiliar icons on the desktop. Here's more.
"Students should be taught to not engage with cyberbullies as it might encourage even worse behavior. They should use the built-in filters to prevent further harassment through e-mail or instant messaging by cyberbullies," the guidelines read. "Students never meet people they know only through online Internet and should not do anything online not preferred to be done in the presence of others," they added.
The teachers have been advised to monitor students for behavioral changes and difference in their attitude. "Students should not log-in as someone else to read their e-mails or mess with their online profiles; attempt to infect or in any way try to make someone else's computer unusable and not download any attachments from an unknown source as they may contain viruses," the guidelines said.
The Council has asked schools to introduce courses and activities for students and teachers on major aspects of cyber security and safety. "Schools should advocate and teach the safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology; promote and model responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information; celebrate cybersecurity week and conduct activities to create awareness," it added.