Investigation into the complaints revealed a complete lack of awareness about the pitfalls involved in internet usage. An inherent need was also felt to identify and create awareness in the vulnerable group.
SD Mishra, additional DCP (EOW), said they had a three-hour interactive session with students of class 9 and 10 of ASN Senior Secondary School at Mayur Vihar on Tuesday.
“A concerted beginning has been made at schools targeting the focussed groups of teachers, parents as well as children. We are also considering launching an exclusive helpline number for children that can be used in case of distress or emergency,” Mishra said adding they will cover most of the Delhi schools by April.
“The program will spread awareness among school administration and teachers so that they can ingrain safe habits in children. We will also appoint internet safety officers in schools by training designated teachers,” he added.