Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday, launched a Cyber Safety Campaign on the occasion of the foundation day of Assam Police day.
"The month-long campaign will raise
The campaign will focus on major aspects of cyber safety through programs on digital platforms, webinars, radio campaigns, and activities targeted at people of various age groups, particularly school-going children.
The 'CyberSafety' campaign will be jointly conducted by the Assam Police and cyber-security think tank Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF), Additional Director General of Police (Administration and Security) Harmeet Singh said.
Singh added that due to the pandemic, a large number of people have become active online, which has resulted in a major increase in screen time and online activities.
"The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerabilities of cyberspace, which can only be dealt with awareness. Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the widespread panic and confusion in the society and this month- long campaign will help us in raising awareness," Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said.
"We are honoured to partner with the state government and the police to launch this month-long campaign which will help create more cyber aware citizens in Assam for a peaceful and resilient cyberspace," CPF president Vineet Kumar said.
It is also planned to raise a band of cyber safety volunteers in the state, the officer said.
In addition, Assam Police is also planning to conduct workshops and training sessions for schools and colleges where experts from social media and digital media along with Assam Police officials will sensitize young students on cyber safety.
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