CyberSmart portal- Goa chapter launched for cyber safety

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WNS (Holdings) Ltd., a business process management company through its CSR arm WNS Cares Foundation launched CyberSmart portal- Goa chapter recently. The portal is a holistic cybersafety learning ecosystem for students, teachers, volunteers and parents, supported by NASSCOM. 

The virtual launch was chaired by Santosh Amonkar, director education, Keshav R. Murugesh, group CEO, WNS, Shamini Murugesh, chief mentor, WNS Cares Foundation, Nagaraj Honnekeri, director State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT), Dr Peter Castelino, psychiatrist and president, Goa Psychiatrist Association and Peter Borges, president, Human Touch Foundation and Member, Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.

The webinar had participants discussing strategies aimed at mitigating cyber threats. “Internet technology has impacted the lives of many since its inception. However, since the times have changed, it’s imperative for children to know the pros and cons of accessing the cyber world.   Since children are learning to navigate the world, the internet masks these signals. This portal is very much in line with our mission to create safe cyber environment for the students and add this to our curriculum at the state level especially. I am delighted to be associated with the launch of CyberSmart portal for children and youth to spread awareness around cyber safety, which is the need of the hour,” said Amonkar.

“COVID-19 pandemic has had a staggering impact on global education, resulting in the largest ‘online movement’ in the history of education. Therefore, we have to empower our children to help minimize their vulnerabilities towards cyber risks. Thus, we are delighted to launch this portal to the youth of this country. Raising awareness and educating in the right way through initiatives like the CyberSmart portal are like giving a double-edged sword to every child,” said R Murugesh. 

CyberSmart portal is currently available in ten Indian languages. The portal interface covers a bandwidth of 50,000 concurrent users without capturing any personal data.