Bhubaneswar: Role of parent is very important in safeguarding their children during the use of internet and not only parents but to prevent children and women from such crime massive awareness is required was said by the experts in the “State Level Workshop on Online Safety” organised by People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC), a leading voluntary organisation of Odisha, with Odisha State Commissioner for Protection of Child Right (OSCPCR), in collaboration with Föräldralösa Barn at Rotary Bhawan, Bhubaneswar. Joining as Chief Guest Ms. Sandhyabati Pradhan, Chairperson, OSCPCR said we all should work together to create a safe environment for children. Cyber safety of children is of utmost important was said by her. Ms. Dibya Saswati, Member, OSCPCR gave the information about the 40 days Child Rights Campaign of the commission and through this campaign massive awareness about Child Rights will be created among the masses was said by her. Ms. Anuradha Mohanty, Executive Director of PECUC gave the welcome address and shared the purpose of this workshop and she also discussed about the importance of cyber safety for the children. Children are more exposed to online threat due to increasing in online activities of children during this Pandemic situation.
Ms. Ruby Rout, Country Director of Adoptionscentrum said parents should give time to their children and discuss with them about the internet/ cyber safety.. Mr. Dibakar Das, Cyber Expert said children and women are the major target of the cyber crime. Cyber security and awareness is required to prevent it. It is the duty of parent to supervise the online activities of their children. He also gave same information about the use of programme like “family link” to keep the track of their children’s online activities. An open house session was also held in this workshop. More than 70 participants including representatives from DCPO and CDPO of different districts of Odisha, teachers, PRIs, members of SHG groups joined this workshop. Alpana Das, Mr. Jyotishanka Mohanty, Upama Mohanty, Priyadarshini Swain of PECUC facilitated the programme.