IT Ministry, Google to drive awareness for cyber safety

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IT Ministry, Google to drive awareness for cyber safety
IT Ministry, Google to drive awareness for cyber safety

Google will raise awareness about the fundamentals of online cyber safety through the ‘Be Internet Awesome’ programme

A collaboration between the IT Ministry and Google was announced on Thursday to drive citizen awareness of online cyber safety in the country.

Through several initiatives, ranging from literacy programmes around cyber safety to multilingual digital content on online safety and educational content on how to navigate information online, the tech giant will work with MeitY to amplify its ‘Stay Safe Online’ campaign.

“With over 700 million Indians using the internet and the country driving transformative innovations with the power of digital technologies, it is important to ensure that the internet is inclusive and safe for all,” said Sanjay Gupta, Country Head and Vice President, Google India.

To share helpful content covering a wide range of online safety topics, Google will raise awareness about the fundamentals of online cyber safety through the ‘Be Internet Awesome’ programme.

“India’s G20 Presidency offers a remarkable opportunity to shape a model of the internet that promotes inclusivity and establishes new global standards. With this growth comes an urgent need to sensitise citizens of all ages about online risks and the adoption of safety measures and cyber hygiene to protect themselves,” said Akash Tripathi, CEO, MyGov.

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