We at Avanzo strongly believe that Prevention is better than cure and so an awareness program named as Cyber Awareness Program (CAP) is introduced for schools across the country.Children at a very tender age have access to the infinite vistas of cyber space. This early exposure can initiate them to the world of cyber bullying, downloading media like movies and music, harassment through e-mail, text or social networking sites, the viewing of pornographic materials and hacking into computers and public or private networks. With the media spotlight on the deaths of teenagers and young adults resulting from online harassment and cyber bullying. In the wake of the rising incidents of cybercrimes, the workshops are aimed at sensitizing children from class IV-XII. The intention is to reach out to children at an impressionable age when they are likely to get a personal smart phone. So this is the apt time to guide them to make use of technology in useful ways.
Listed below are some examples of the thematic range of course modules for the educators and the students. Each theme and material will be a part of specially designed curriculum and best practices. The team will provide the resource material such as audio visual aids, documentaries, case studies, films, literature, activity sheets that will concretize the abstract goal of achieving self and social awareness.
Greetings from Vivekalaya Group of Institutions! We are very happy with the way the cyber awareness program has been conducted. We have got a positive feedback from the students and teachers. Miss Soumitha is doing a good job; interaction with students has been good. We are looking forward to continuing with the same spirit to cause awareness among the present generation.
The cyber awareness programme is one of the most awesome interactive sessions I've ever had. It’s very informative and very useful. Recently we learned about a topic known as Phishing which what happened to me. The power points, videos, and the explanation are very good. We learnt about the dangerous games like, Blue whale, MEMO etc… This programme has lots of GK. This will be useful in the future. This can be simply said a most informative, awesome and helpful class.
It was a very useful session. We learnt about the flaws of cyberspace and how to be careful while using cyberspace. Throughout the whole session we learnt a lot of crimes happening in cyberspace. We also came to know where we were going wrong while using cyberspace and the teacher gave us tips and advices about cyberspace. We came to know about the cybercrimes which are taking place and we learnt how to be careful when face one. The session was filled with thinking and questioning activities which were fun as well as useful. We learnt about many things where activities included teaching us something.
We the students of XI STD fund CAP class to be useful and informative. CAP class enriches us with information about cyber safety. We got to know about the advantages, Disadvantages and threats in Social media. But this is the only information which is being repeated in all the sessions. We feel that there is also a communication gap. We enjoy CAP class more if we have differently conduct every session.
Avanzo Trust is an organization based in Kerala, India specialized in cyber laws and cyber securities solutions with more than 8 years of experience. We have taken this initiative in the context of increasing criminal activities and deceits using the wide reach of cyber world following the proliferation of broadband and subsequent use of internet over cell phones as well as other web enabled equipment all over the country. Our campaign for prevention of cyber-crimes intends to give guidelines in handling issues related to the misuse of cell phones and internet. We at Avanzo are dedicated to educate the general public especially the adolescent and youth the possible vulnerabilities in the usage of mobile phones, internet and social networking sites. The trust is the brain child of Dr. Pattathil Dhanya Menon, a cyber crime investigator by profession and managing trustee of the same.
The program is activity oriented which gives fun while learning.
Each activity in this whole program will give a specific learning which is designed in such a way that level of learning increases as the child advances each year.
Course coordinators will be there in each zone to support and monitor the advancement of the program.
The program starts with a teacher training course at the start of the academic year where the teachers nominated by each school will be given adequate knowhow to run this program
Level of students are divided into 3 groups as per their age and class in which they study Activities for all three groups will be designed separately and an activity hand book will be given to each teacher to refer and record the activities
All together 40 plus activities are designed which varies from simple drawing & painting to role play and skit play in the immediate community
Course Coordinator will review each hand book on a monthly basis which is followed by the quarterly review sessions for the whole zone.
End of the year the behavioral changes of the target groups can be evaluated
End of the year a certificate will be awarded to each student.