Aiming to offer safe and responsible use of the internet and social media, Facebook said it has partnered with National Commission for Women (NCW) to launch a digital literacy programme in collaboration with the Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF).
The move was a part of the digital literacy programme pilot, awareness training will be conducted for 60,000 women in universities across major cities in Haryana, Delhi-NCR, Manipur, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu over a one-year period, Facebook said in a statement.
The statement from facebook said that these interactive sessions will provide training on safe and responsible use of the internet, social media and email and will enable trainees to differentiate between credible and questionable information. The training will be conducted in local languages.
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma said, ‘In today’s internet age, opportunities for women are immense.However, with more women going online, NCW has witnessed a surge in cybercrime related complaints registered at the commission in the past three years – which is a worrying trend.