On Wednesday, the Rachakonda Police, in collaboration with the Rachakonda Security Council, held an awareness program on “Cyber Stalking and Cyber Bullying” at Gurunanak Institutions Technical Campus (GNITC), Ibrahimpatnam.
Rachakonda Police Commissioner, D.S. Chauhan, advised students to exercise caution when using mobile phones and social media platforms. He advised them not to share personal information with strangers on social media platforms or in real life in order to avoid becoming victims of cyber stalking and cyber bullying.
“Almost 90 per cent of the victims fall in clutches of cyber stalkers because of their negligent online behaviour. By taking the advantage of it, the stalkers and the fraudsters harass blackmail and loot the victims,” he said.
Dr. B. Anuradha, DCP (Cyber Crimes) Rachakonda explained the Do’s and Don’ts of using social media platforms and advised students not to respond to loan requests, unknown friend requests, part-time job opportunities messages, or click on links sent by unknown individuals.
Anil Rachamalla of End Now Foundation gave a power point presentation on cybercrimes and gave tips on online safety and security to the students.
Course on cybersecurity & safety to be offered by universities, colleges
From the academic year 2023-2024, the state universities and colleges will offer a new undergraduate course on Cyber Security and Safety.
The Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) which established a committee comprising officials from the Police department, faculty of Osmania University, JNTU-H, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, and IIT-Hyderabad for designing the course curriculum met here on Thursday.
During the meeting, which was chaired by TSCHE Chairman Prof. R Limbadri, discussions were held on the course curriculum and modalities (credit points) for the introduction of the course from the following academic year.
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