Creating Young Responsible Netizens
The benefits of Internet as the store house of knowledge, a tool of global collaboration and a virtual business place is well appreciated. It is also desired that the youngsters in our schools and colleges are initiated to the Internet at an early stage in their life so that they can make the best use of the available resources on the Internet.
However, increasing incidences of Cyber offences by youngsters and the onslaught of pornography on the Internet raises concern amongst the parental community on the negative aspects of Internet.
Should we then prevent young students from surfing on the Internet and protect them from the dangers of Internet even if it slows down their learning process? Or
Should we Provide a suitable protective environment where they can continue to benefit from the knowledge available on the Internet?
…… is the challenge before us.
Cyber Law College believes that there are adequate security measures that can be utilized to enable students to use Internet safely and benefit from the enormous knowledge that is available in the Cyber Space.
We know that “Awareness of a problem is the First step to solving the problem”. Similarly, awareness of the “Cyber Risks” is the first step to “Cyber Safety”.
Cyber Law College believes the first step is to inculcate the knowledge of Internet related risks and to create a culture of a “Responsible Netizen”.
Cyber Law College, has developed a unique structured programme for the students of XI and XII standards in high schools to inculcate the knowledge about Cyber Laws, Cyber Crimes and Cyber Security in the young minds at a time when they are first exposed to the Internet and the related risks.
At the end of the Course, the student would be aware of the Nature and Scope of Cyber Crimes, the Laws applicable to Cyber Transactions, the responsibilities in using Internet etc. They will also familiar with the objectives and key features of Information Technology Act 2000.
Since the Course is meant for the school children, emphasis would be given to simple language and explanation of concepts in the context of the environment in which the students use computers either at home or in the school or a Cyber cafe.
Who should take this course?
This course is meant for any student in the XI and XII standard in high schools who use computers and Internet. No prior knowledge of either law or technology is required.
How the Course is Conducted:
The Course is conducted in a “Brick and Click Model” with a blend of online and offline learning process. The Course is normally expected to be completed in 12 weeks through weekly sessions of one hour each.
Classes will be held at the School premises at a suitable time fixed by the management.
The School needs to have a lab facility with Internet and a suitable lecture hall preferably with a digital projection system.
The Course will consist of three parts:
Part I: 3 Sessions
Introduction to Internet, its scope, its usage in Education, Entertainment and Business. Understanding websites, e-mail, Message Boards, Chatting etc.
Test and Review for Part I: 2 Sessions
Part II: 3 Sessions
Cyber Offences, impact on Netizens, Ethics of Cyber Space
Test and Review for Part II: 2 Sessions
Part III : 2 Weeks
Cyber Security, Preventing Cyber Offences.
Test and Review for Part III: 2 Sessions
Course Completion Certificates would be provided at the end of the course to all participants and additionally, special Merit Cards as “Certified Responsible Netizen” would be provided to all those who obtain bench mark qualification marks in the three tests.
The Course will be offered only in specific institutions based on mutual discussions. The fees will be determined based on the number of students and other details to be discussed and may vary from Rs 500/- for a virtual model to Rs 1000/- for a "Brick and Click Model".
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