Google collaborates with NCERT to introduce 'Digital Citizenship' course to encourage online safety

Google has collaborated with National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to integrate ‘Digital Citizenship’ course in the educational curriculum in India.

The course will aim to educate young kids about the importance of staying safe in the online world.

The syllabus for online safety presented in the curriculum will be systematically graded and has been divided into four themes – Being Smart; Being Safe; Being a Digital Citizen and Being Future Ready. The curriculum is structured to match the intellectual and curiosity needs of different age groups of the children.

Sunita Mohanty, director, Trust and Safety at Google said: "In the last three years, we have proactively partnered with many like minded organisations and the government to work towards raising awareness about digital citizenship and internet safety among all age groups in India."

Google India recently unveiled a Security Check campaign to combat account hijackings.