TEACH CHILDREN ABOUT CYBER SAFETY FROM CLASS 7: EXPERT
CBD BELAPUR: The cyber safety week organised by the Navi Mumbai Police Commisionerate under their cyber cell was inaugurated by technology evangelist, Deepak Shikarpur, chief guest on Monday.
Talking to a packed audience, Shikarpur said “Nowadays, everyone uses smart phone, email, social media and through this, criminals take all the requisite details and use it to do crime. Mostly the younger generation are targeted so we should inculcate the dos and don’ts of cyber safety from Class 7 to enable children to be aware and be secure.”
“I would like to appeal to all the citizens, NGOs, youth and children to join hands with the Navi Mumbai police to fight cybercrime by educating themselves through these six days of our training and also be a part to minimise it by making themselves aware and secure” said Prabhat Ranjan, Navi Mumbai police commissioner.
Deputy commissioner of police (crime) Dilip Sawant warned citizens about replying to every mail.
“Internet, though offers great benefit to society, also presents opportunities for crime, using new and highly sophisticated technology tools. Today, e-mail and websites have become the preferred means of communication. So, authenticate every mail or SMS before you go ahead to communicate” said Sawant.
Talking at the IPR/ digital piracy at the Reliance Hall, Rabale, on Tuesday, actor Sonali Kulkarni said: “We need to educate the children and the youth about digital piracy and the impact it has on all of us and the nation on the whole. We also need to educate the criminals and let them know how dangerous it is to indulge in cybercrime.”
She pleaded to the public saying: “Please allow us to survive. Join hands to stop piracy.”
Sangeeta Alphonso, senior police inspector from Nerul police station, chalked out the aim of the function. “The event is designed to engage and educate public, private sector partners, societies and educational institutions through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cyber security and increasing the resiliency of Navi Mumbai in the event of a cybercrime,” she said.