3 lakh mothers to attend cybersecurity awareness sessions – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A total of three lakh mothers across the state are expected to attend cyber security awareness sessions in schools from May 7 through an initiative of Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE ). The training will be delivered under the state government’s second 100-day program and will be delivered through Little KITE Computer Clubs set up by KITE in more than 2,000 high schools across the state. Student members of Little KITEs clubs will provide training with the help of teachers.

Cybersecurity training will be delivered to the first 150 mothers on a first-come, first-served basis, who will enroll at each high school with a Little KITE IT Club. The training program will be completed in 3 hours, comprising 5 sessions of 30 minutes each. The first session will be an introduction to new technologies including smartphones, the Internet and their safe use. The second session will focus on the use of mobile phones and the security of passwords such as one-time passwords (OTPs) and personal identification numbers (PINs). Identifying fake news, fact checking and preventing fake news will be the topics of the third session.

The fourth session titled “Internet Pitfalls” will deal with cyberattacks and precautions to take when transacting online. The final session takes participants through the Internet – the world of endless possibilities.

“The training of trainers at the state and district level has been completed for 4,000 teachers and 8,000 students, and all arrangements have been made for the massive training to be held from May 7-20,” K Anvar said. Sadath, CEO of KITE. The training for mothers aims to educate teachers, students and parents on the importance of cybersecurity and its safe use. The inaugural ceremony will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the KITE VICTERS studio in Thiruvananthapuram. General Education Minister V Sivankutty will inaugurate the program via video conference.

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