OUR MISSION - TO HELP EVERYONE IN INDIA, OF ALL AGES, IMPROVE THEIR LIVES THROUGH DIGITAL INNOVATION, SAFELY, PRIVATELY AND SECURELY AND AVOID CYBERCRIME
Senior Citizens, Uncles and Aunties and Grandparents are using smartphones and the Internet. But they often don't know how to do so safely and while protecting their privacy. We are developing special programs to address the needs of seniors to be more digitally literate and safe. Providing these programs online and face-to-face through or corps of volunteers across India, the lives of India's seniors will be improved.
Parents, Caregivers and Families need digital technology to communicate, shop, learn and have fun. But the filters that are designed to protect children from pornography are based on US-Western values, not the more sensitive Indian values. There is no safe site list that conforms to what parents want and children need. Even schools are assigning work without knowing if the sites the students will view are safe or crerdible. There is no one-size-fits-all for cybersafety. Each culture and community has different values and needs. Through research and meeting with thousands of Indias across the country, we will identify those values and needs and create programs to address them.
Youth and Millennials have unique concerns and risks. reputation, cyberbullying, morphing, ID theft and people impersonating them, fraud, account takeovers and embarassing pictures being circulated to hurt them, what happens online matters more to them than any other group. Yet, armed with smartphones, from the rich to thee slum children in inner-cities they are connected. They need to skills and awareness to be safer online
Cyberlaw, Policymakers, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice community members must understand what abuses and challenges everyone in India is facing in the digital world. They need to identify gaps in laws and when laws are not the best approach. Law enforcement agencies need training and networking with their peers around the world, and better connections to the social networks when things go wrong. Judges must be better informed about digital risks and the real dangers of cybercrime and abuse, especiallywhen women and children are being targeted. And as India comtinues to expand as the digital technology world leaders, the privacy, digital security and best practices of its member companies and governmental leaders must expand and improve as well. How? That's what we are here for, to help.
Community, Educational, Spriritual, Business and NGO Leaders need help and guidance in integrating digital safety and best practices into their site, apps and programs. Many may be the targets of cybercriminals or political rivals, or challenged to understand potential risks and solutions. Many have needs addressing cyberabuses and crimes in the digital world relating to their constituents. This program is holistic and inclusive. It is open to everyone of all faiths, political viewpoints and community values. And we, in turn, need input and guidance from India's thought leaders to make sure we are serving their and everyone's needs. Schools need to be free to educate and make sure that their networks and students are safe, secure and private. We will create guides and standards for each.
Pre-Schoolers, Primary Schoolers, Middle Schoolers and Teens need age-appropriate content, digital literacy skills and training on how to avoid digitial abuse and cybercrimes directed at them, including morphing, sextortion, cyberbullying and exploitation. They need to be taught to use the "filter-between-their-ears" as Dr. Aftab says, In addition to creating modules for schools, Cybersafety India will develop programs directly for young people to "start cybersafety with me."