MyGov rolls out Internet Safety Campaign in collaboration with Cert-In and Google
Digital India to Digitally Safe India
The First Round Table on Internet Safety was held at the Department of Electronics and Information and Technology. The event was hosted by MyGov in collaboration with Google and Cert-In. Additional Secretary, DeitY, Shri Tapan Ray chaired the round table, which was attended by Joint Secretary, DeitY, Dr. Rajendra Kumar, CEO MyGov, Shri Gaurav Dwivedi, Representatives from Google India, NCERT, CBSE, Cert-In, the New Media Wing of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). Measures to take internet safety practices to two target groups- government officials, children and young adults were discussed at the round table. Over 650 ideas received from MyGov users were also presented during the discussion.
As a precursor to the round table, MyGov had announced a poster making contest and online discussion among teens and youth in India to celebrate Internet Safety Week from 10th to 17th February 2015. The winners of the contest were also announced at the Round Table:
1. Sahad A,
2. Satish Kumar,
3. Saurav Singh,
Additional Secretary DeitY, Shri Tapan Ray, while speaking at the round table, laid out the vision of the Department in promoting Digital India which is also Safe Digital India and complimented MyGov’s efforts in inviting suggestions from citizens in educating the youth on how to be digitally safe. As part of the Digital Literacy and Internet Safety Campaign initiated by MyGov, Shri Ray suggested a year round programme to raise awareness of key policy makers on issues of internet safety. The programme would include roundtables, workshops, Security Cafes, and contests for young adults, policymakers, and NGOs.
Speaking about the initiative, MyGov CEO, Shri Gaurav Dwivedi stated, “We are happy to partner with Google and Cert-In in the cyber security education and awareness campaign. The Internet offers many opportunities to explore, create and collaborate. We are starting a nationwide campaign sensitising our youth and policy makers in Mission Safer Internet. Google and Cert-In are our partners in this effort and are committed to keeping our users safe and secure.”
Chetan Krishnaswamy, Head Public Policy India, Google commented, “The Internet has brought a number of incredible things to the world. But it’s also important that it be a safe space for families to explore, learn and enjoy together. To enable this and ensure that families and young people across India are safe, we’re working with CERT In and MyGov to get the word out about good Internet practices and how to keep users safe online. “
MyGov, in collaboration with all stakeholders, will also issue awareness guidelines on various safety measures which can be followed by Government Officials, schools, guardians and other vulnerable sections.
For more information visit http://mygov.in