The Central Board of Secondary Education [CBSE] has collaborated with the social media giant Facebook to render digital safety training to the students and teachers. In the current era, the use of the internet has been increasing. Moreover, due to the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and previous lockdown, internet usage has increased at a rapid pace.
Some of the educational boards of few states have already started online classes to the students to evade the academic loss. In such a consequence, the students and teachers need to understand the threat of online abuse and fake news. The students or teachers might confront some misinformation, and online bullying issues in this crucial time. Even, there are few chances of getting highly addicted to internet use among the students.
To get through such problems, the Central Board of Secondary Education has joined with Facebook India. The duo planned to launch a free and comprehensive training program for the students and teachers of all CBSE affiliated schools. The first phase of this training program initiates from August and ends by November 2020 in virtual mode.
After wrapping up the course fruitfully, the participants will get a joint e-certificate from CBSE and Facebook. As per the latest news, the training program will be offered to about 10000 teachers on augmented reality. On the other hand, a total of 10000 students will be given training on online safety and well-being. The entire training program runs for about 3 weeks.
As part of the digital safety category, all the students will be trained completely regarding Instagram Toolkit and digital safety. The officials of CBSE and Facebook announced that the registration process for the training begins from 6th July and ends on 20th July 2020. For teachers, this exclusive programme will be initiated on 10th August 2020. For the students, the training begins on 6th August 2020. All the interested students of CBSE affiliated schools can start the registration process in online mode.
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