Digital Citizenship & Cyber Wellness Olympiad

In recent years digitization is no more confined to controlled laboratory but have started addressing real world scenarios and situations. The rising interest in digital world stems from the fact that all small and big tasks require digitization. Digitization is everywhere – the car we drive, the phone we use etc. Everyone is keen to invent and use new technologies. But everyone who uses technology – is he a good digital citizen? Just as we know the rules of the society, we must know rules of the digital world, how to be safe and responsible with technology.

The importance of being a responsible digital citizen can be gauged from the fact that most of the companies’ major concern is cyber security, individual’s major threats are identity theft and many more.

The main objective of Learning Olympiads on Digital Citizenship & Cyber Wellness is to make our future generations a leader of Digital India. It aims to inculcate interest in students about working safely and responsibly on internet and create a safe learning and sharing web environment for everyone. They must know how important and crucial it is to head responsibly towards automation and digitization.

 

The Olympiad is open to students, educators and anyone, who is interested in learning to be Cyber Safe, across India. The Olympiad encourages and promotes them to emphasize on the logical application of their knowledge base to move towards digital India. This Olympiad is not about participation only from the toppers or super tech-savvy but can be participated by anyone who understands logic of using technology. It does not focus on marks and ranks but is more about promoting sustainability, it is about making each child of the school a responsible Netizen. With the advent of one-is-to-one teaching with technology and cashless economy and several other e-initiatives of our government, it further pushes all of us towards using on-line resources more responsibly and efficiently. Not only organizations, but there are individuals as well who are taking interest in the topic and working towards making the digital world a safer place.

Objectives of ‘Digital Citizenship & Cyber Wellness’ Olympiad

  • Create a safe and secure cyber space for all – Ready our future generations as competent leaders of Digital India and empower educators on the same to act as mentors so that a safe on-line environment is created
  • Digital empowerment of citizens including students, educators and schools
  • Collaborative digital platform for participative activities amongst citizens of India including students, educators, and schools
  • Create digitally authenticable, transparent, real-time and an inexpensive lifelong learning
  • Ethical and productive use of technology through mobiles
  • Opportunity to create a digitally connected learner’s community in rural and urban India
  • Instil a feeling of belonging to national and global students fraternity and infuse a healthy competitive spirit through recognition and reward based Olympiads/contests
  • Bring transformation in the classroom learning by interactive, practical and innovative involvement
  • Knowledge of cyber laws in relation to Indian Penal Code
  • Aware and responsible Netizens thus good Citizens
  • Empower entire paradigm of RESPECT, EDUCATE and PROTECT (REP) while keeping pace with expectations of digital environment and its integration in way of life