Kochi: In the background of alarming increase in cyber crimes, the Career Guidance and Adolescence Counselling Cell in Higher Secondary Department has organised a cyber crime awareness programme for students. In the initial phase, the awareness classes will be given to higher secondary students.
As part of the project, 1350 teachers will be trained. It is reported that the training has been completed in all districts except Wayanad.
“The trained teachers will conduct classes for students and teachers to prevent cyber crime,” said Career Guidance Cell co-ordinator CM Aseem.
He noted that callous social media activities put many people in danger. Most of the people have no sense of how to use social media and it leads to many issues. The awareness programme aims to change this situation, he added.
Cyber crimes, cyber security, Protection of Child Rights Act and POSCO act are included in the training session for teachers. Cyber Cell of police is also associated with the programme.
K-DAT, Kerala Differential Aptitude Test to guide students to higher education will be extended to other schools. At present, 87 schools are selected as nodal centres for K-DAT. This year, the number of nodal centres will be increased to 150. Career Guidance and Adolescence Counselling Cell is conducting the test.